Adults who have a regular bedtime are likely to weigh less than those who don’t, to have lower blood sugar and to face a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a U.S. study.

Although scientists have talked about the importance of getting enough sleep and getting quality sleep, it matters how regular your sleep schedule is as well, the researchers write in Scientific Reports.

“Irregular sleep patterns are common in people of all ages,” said lead author Jessica Lunsford-Avery of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

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