A new study shows that some people can thrive on less than the recommended amount of sleep.
Press Release Distribution– Wired PR News – A new study shows that some people may not need the recommended eight hours of sleep every night. As reported by LiveScience.com, researchers found that some people carry a genetic mutation that predisposes them to abbreviated sleep patterns.
Ying-Hui Fu, a researcher for the study and University of California at San Francisco, Mission Bay neurology professor is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “This is something that gives us a clue that there is a gene that is regulating human sleep homeostasis… After we find several [genes], we can get a picture of how this sleep homeostasis mechanism works, how our body regulates how much sleep we need.”
More about the study may be available in the August 14 publication of the Science journal.
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