The ABCC9 gene, that is been isolated from human DNA, is now called the “sleepyhead gene”!
Those who carry this gene need at least an extra half an hour of sleeping! If you hate getting up in the morning, maybe it’s the fault of your genes! Learn more in this article!
The “ABCC9” Gene
The research, conducted by the Universities of Edinburg and Monaco, has had unexpected results!
The data of about 10.000 people across Europe were collected and then analyzed.
1/5 Of Us Carries the “Sleepyhead Gene”?
The results of the research have shown that people, that carry this particular variant of the ABCC9 gene, usually wake up 30 minutes later (without an alarm clock) than other people.
Do You Need a Few Hours To Recharge Yourself?
In this case, you could have a double copy of this gene! For this reason some people need less hours of sleep during the night.
Could it be for this reason, that Napoleon and Churchill slept only 4 hours a night?
Sleepy Gene Or Bad Habits?
There is a 1/5 chance that you carry these sleepy genes, but before jumping to any hasty conclusions, make sure to follow these healthy habits:
- Have a light dinner.
- Go to bed more or less at the same time every night (not too late).
- Smartphone, tablet, and TV are not allowed in the bedroom!
- Follow a healthy lifestyle.
- Choose a bed, mattress, and pillow that fits your physical characteristics and your needs.
Sleep Well and Improve Your Life!
If you feel sleepy and tired during the day, maybe you don’t follow those good habits.