BBC News – Liking a lie-in in people’s genes, researchers say
People who like a lie-in may now have an excuse – it is at least partly down to their genes, according to experts.
The gene is carried by one in five Europeans, they say in their study, published in Molecular Psychiatry.
The researchers said the finding could help explain “sleep behaviour”.
Over 10,000 people took part, each reporting how long they slept and providing a blood sample for DNA analysis.
People’s sleep needs can differ significantly.
Strange Random Sleep Quote:
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. – Irish Proverb
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