The modern western phenomenon of working all week and partying all weekend maybe doing you more harm than you thought. Worst of all it could be making you fat! European researchers are calling this condition “social jetlag”.
The term “social jetlag” refers to the inconsistency between your natural body clock and your “social clock”, which is both the schedule you keep to make it to work and your sleep-in habit over the weekend, be it for hibernation purposes or due to a “wild” night out the previous evening.
Your body is suffering from “Jetlag” because of what you’re doing to your body, your mothership. You’re making it shuffle back and forth between different time zones at either end of the week and you slowly sink into a state of sleep deprivation. (more…)