Why You (Really) Should Go to Bed Earlier

Study shows that bedtime procrastination may be a risky health move.

Sleep is vital, and Jimmy Kimmel can wait! A study of more than 1,600 people found that women who stayed up late and slept in were more likely than their early-rising counterparts to have metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that includes high blood sugar and abnormal cholesterol levels and can raise your risk of heart disease. Here's why: Night owls may have disrupted circadian rhythms, which can lead to health problems.

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This story originally appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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