“However the effect of short sleeps over a few days may be countered by a later lie-in. The research found that individuals who managed just a few hours’ sleep each day during the week but then had a long snooze at weekends had no raised mortality risk.” I read a lot of personal health studies. Very few of them are supportive my lifestyle. But it turns out that staying up until two in the morning during the week and then sleeping on the couch with my dogs for the entire weekend is a reasonably healthy way to go. The Guardian: Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death. “Dad, want to play catch?”… “I can’t. I’m avoiding death.”