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Waking early on work days may harm metabolic health
Medical News Today

The piercing tone of the alarm clock is not a sound one usually welcomes early morning, alerting us in the most unsubtle way that we have to get up for work. But this early awakening is more than just bothersome; a new study finds it may actually be harmful to health.

Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the study found that routine sleep changes – such as waking up early on weekdays – may increase the risk for metabolic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Previous research has already established that sleep disruption can pose negative health implications. For example, a study reported by Medical News Today earlier this year found that shift workers – whose circadian rhythms are frequently disrupted due to irregular working hours – are at greater risk for poor metabolic health.