snooze bad for health

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The Wakeup Call
What you do: Snooze for a half hour less Monday through Friday than you do on the weekends

Why that's bad: Research presented at ENDO 2015 (the Endocrine Society's annual meeting) suggests that a mere 30-minute difference in sleep duration on weekdays compared with weekends can impact your health—for every 30 minutes of daily weekday sleep debt, subjects' likelihood of being obese rose by 17 percent, while their risk of developing insulin resistance jumped by 39 percent.

One more thing: In addition to messing with leptin and ghrelin, the hormones that help regulate your appetite, "sleep loss also results in high cortisol levels that predispose you to high blood sugar levels," says Shahrad Taheri, MBBS, PhD, study author and professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar. "All of these hormonal changes contribute to insulin resistance, the hallmark of type 2 diabetes."
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.