Tag: short sleep gene

If you cannot sleep a full 8 hours, you may have this gene according to CNN.

If you cannot sleep a full 8 hours, you may have this gene according to CNN. If you cannot sleep more than 5-6 hours a night and you don’t wake up tired, you may have a special gene called the short sleep gene. The idea that we need 8 hours of sleep to be productive may not apply to those who have the gene. I was listening to a podcast from Freakanomics that discussed sleep and the effects of sleep deprivation on the general population. People who have the short sleep gene don’t sleep as much and are just as Read More »