Research indicates that a good night’s sleep does the body good and helps it stay fit.
Longer days could mean time for long evening workouts, but you need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later.
New findings by Harvard researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital show that a vast number of hormonal changes and neurochemical reactions occur only while you sleep, and many have serious implications for your weight, health and fitness. This is why you can’t compensate for missed sleep with coffee or vitamins.