Genetics may play a role in sleep patterns


Getting a good night’s rest is a key component of leading a happy and healthy life, but why we sleep the way we do continues to remain somewhat of a mystery.

Why is it that some people find it easy to get up early every morning while others naturally stay up late? Ever wondered why you were such a light sleeper?

In the same way your hair color comes from your DNA, it turns out that your genetics may also play a part in your sleep patterns.

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Researchers found that changes in different parts of DNA control how long you sleep, how well you sleep, and what time you like to go to bed or wake up in the morning.

What experts will do with this new information is still unclear. 

Still, maybe one day this could lead to new sleep treatments that ensure we’re all able to get a good night’s rest, every night.

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