Taking a nap after a busy week? Forget it. New research from Pauline Barf at the University of Groningen (RuG) reveals that napping during the weekend is, in a long run, unhealthy.
Barf came to this conclusion after a research done on rats. They investigated the effect of sleep deprivation on the metabolic regulation of the animals. Previous research suggested that a nap had a positive effect. Barf in this PhD research has now demonstrated that chronically disturbed sleep pattern causes damages to the energy economy. This can lead to obesity and eventually diabetes.
Geplaatst door: Redactie
Gepubliceerd op: 04-05-2012
Bijgewerkt op: 04-05-2012