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The article is published on August 26 and is written by Johanna Garefelt, PhD Candidate in Public Health at the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University.

The research team followed 100 people aged from 60 to 71 over two years, covering their transition into retirement.

She writes: “The amount of sleep people tended to get on their weekends while still in work seemed to be their preferred sleep duration, rather than “catch-up” sleep. If weekend sleep was prolonged to compensate for the working week’s sleep loss, we would have expected a drop after retirement (when there’s no sleep loss to compensate for) – but we found this wasn’t the case.”

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