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'Recovery' Sleep May Reverse Some, But NOT All, Effects Of Sleep Loss, Snooze Studies Sugges

• Huffington Post
 But is it really possible to recover from sleep loss by finding time later to snooze, and does it do the mind and body any good?

For starters, a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that using your weekend to sleep in actually doesn't fix all the damage caused by missing out on some slumber during the week.

"The major take away message is that extended sleep helps, but only to some extent," study co-author Dr. Alexandros Vgontzas, professor at Penn State University's Hershey Sleep Research & Treatment Center, told The Huffington Post in an email. "The repeated cycle of restriction/recovery may be harmful to your health in the long run."

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