How often do you cling to your bed for a few extra minutes of sleep? If you’re not a morning person, here’s why it’s not your fault!
Early Bird Or Night Owl? It May Be In Your Genes
“If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes.
Researchers at the company found 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a morning person, including seven regions associated with genes regulating circadian rhythm – the body’s internal clock.”
Individual Variation And The Genetics Of Sleep
“Sleep is such a familiar part of our daily life that we may take it for granted. However, like many essential physiological functions, sleep is related to many behavioral, environmental, and genetic factors. This essay describes, in brief, the role that genetics plays in sleep and sleep disorders.”
GWAS of 89,283 individuals identifies genetic variants associated with self-reporting of being a morning person
“Circadian rhythms are a nearly universal feature of living organisms and affect almost every biological process. Our innate preference for mornings or evenings is determined by the phase of our circadian rhythms. We conduct a genome-wide association analysis of self-reported morningness, followed by analyses of biological pathways and related phenotypes. We identify 15 significantly associated loci, including seven near established circadian genes.”
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