Hands up who loves a Sunday morning lie in?

We'd say the majority of you have your hands virtually in the air right now, because… sleep.

There's nothing better than staying in bed, relaxing and catching up on some well-needed you-time.

Well, it turns out that those of us who can indulge on a lie in are doing things right – because being sleep deprived has a seriously negative impact on our health.

In a new study published in New Scientist, it found that brain cells ware out and be destroyed when we're chronically sleep deprived.

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The study, which took place in Italy, saw that a lack of sleep over a long period of time could contribute to conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, as well as other neurological disorders.

So if you didn't get a chance to catch some zzz's this weekend, make sure you find some time next week. Your brain will thank you for it.