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A new study [says / saying] that going to bed late may be bad for our health. It may even [shorter / shorten] our life. The study was carried [out / up] in the United Kingdom. Researchers spent six-and-a-half years looking [for / at] the lifestyles of 430,000 adults between the [aged / ages] of 38 and 73. At the end of the [study / studied] , the researchers compared the deaths of people who went to bed early to [those / them] who went to bed late. They found that night owls (people who go to bed late) were 10 per cent [much / more] likely to die during the period of the study. The researchers concluded that night owls were at higher [risky / risk] of an early death than early birds (people who slept early). Night owls were also at a greater risk of poor [health / healthy] compared to early birds.

The researchers said society and working [pattern / patterns] needed to change to reduce the risks of [all / ill] health for night owls. Researcher Malcolm van Schantz said: "This is a public health [tissue / issue] that can no longer [be / is] ignored." He suggested that night owls should [be / can] allowed to start and finish work later in the day so they could sleep [longer / longing] in the morning. The researchers said that night owls were more likely to suffer [as / from] mental problems, diabetes, and stomach and breathing troubles. They were also more likely to smoke, [drinking / drink] alcohol and coffee, and take drugs. Researchers also said [different / difference] sleeping patterns during the week and [at / in] weekends could increase the chances of health problems for night owls.

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