In March 2019 researchers from Korea published the results of their study to assess whether weekend catch up sleep is associated with a better health-related quality of life. A total of 4,871 individuals were involved in the study. Information on sleep patterns and health-related quality of life was collected via two questionnaires. The individuals were divided into two groups, those who had weekend catch up sleep and those who did not. The quality of life scores were then compared between the two groups, taking into consideration the individual’s weekday sleep duration. Results showed that those who had weekend catch up sleep had a better health related quality of life than those who had no weekend catch up sleep. This was particularly significant in individuals who generally slept for less than 7 hours a night.
Oh YH et al. Association between weekend catch-up sleep and health-related quality of life of Korean adults. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(13):e14966