Weekend sleep-in might ruin your waistline and your health, study says

(CNN)Wake up, America, and raise your hand if you try to repair your exhausted body by sleeping in on weekends.

A new study says the habit may not be such a good idea for your waistline -- or your health.
"Weekend catch-up sleep is not protective," said Dr. Vsevolod Polotsky, director of sleep research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "The bottom line of this study is that even if you sleep longer on weekends, if you continue to sleep poorly, you will still eat too much, and you will still gain weight."