[ARTICLE] Scientists Uncover Genetic Variations that Influence Sleep: The Courier Mail, February 2016

THERE is no such thing as waking up on the wrong side of the bed — if you are grumpy in the mornings it’s not your fault, it’s in your genes.

That is the finding of scientists who have uncovered ­genetic variations which make some people more inclined to bounce out of bed early and go to bed early, while others can only get themselves going on a later cycle.

Gold Coast sleep specialist Amanda Bude said the research will give health professionals more insight into treating sleep problems.

“Sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. If you know that you are not a morning person you can adjust your schedule to get the best out of your body,” she said.

2016-02-04 10.02.17



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