Researchers Find 'Sleep Gene' That Affects Circadian Rhythms

By: JuliaT - Published: Aug 16, 2009 • References: lifestyle.indiainfo
Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco are working on a special program to explain why some people are active even after six hours of sleep rather than the recommended eight hours of sleep.

Since lack of sleep is known to provoke serious diseases and pose significant health risks, researchers are keen to demystify the science of slumber. The study showed that mutation in a gene known as hDEC2 helps in regulating the optimal length of human sleep. Stats for Breakthrough Sleep Studies Trending: Older & Chilly
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