Experts warn of lack of sleep. If everything is okay for five hours, it could be due to a genetic mutation. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco found that people with a particular gene mutation sleep about two hours less than the rest of us (about five hours versus seven).
A study following a study back in 2009 discovered a genetic mutation that contributed to wakefulness, which was also characteristic of a group of laboratory mice. The neurological compositions of their brain tended to favor wakefulness rather than sleep. The mutation is responsible for secretly preparing the brain for longer days and shorter rest periods – mice sleep less and wake up more easily.
The project’s lead researcher, Ph.D. in-Hui Fu, however, praised these nocturnal owls. She said those who sleep less than others are more likely to get better quality sleep. Yes, nocturnal owls benefit from their genetic mutations – they are also more energetic, optimistic, and better at multitasking.
How do you know if you have gifted DNA or are you just fooling yourself? This happens in the family: if you have relatives who sleep little, most likely you also need less.
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