Genetics

Study identifies 'night owl' gene variant

If you've been a night owl all your life and mornings are your nemesis, you may be able to blame a gene mutation for all those late nights.

Health

Smartphones uncover how the world sleeps

A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sleep schedules.

Genetics

Clock gene may connect mood and sleep

If you pull an all-nighter or stay up late to binge watch Game of Thrones, you will probably be grumpy the next day. But if you don't get enough sleep for weeks or months on end, you may develop depression or other lasting ...

Medical research

Circadian clock misalignment and consequences

(Medical Xpress)—Shift work sleep disorder comprises a group of symptoms including insomnia, proneness to accidents and inattentiveness that typically afflict people whose work schedules shift between day and night, disrupting ...

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