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Sleep loss effects may be affected by genes

A new study suggests the way individuals react to the loss of sleep may be linked to their genes.

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Sleep loss effects may be affected by genes

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U.S. – A new study suggests the way individuals react to sleep deprivation may be in their genes. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found that the reason some individuals may feel more fatigued than others after not getting enough sleep may be caused by a gene variant linked to the sleep condition narcolepsy.

Namni Goel, author of the study and an assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, is quoted in the report as stating of the gene, “This particular gene, which is carried by roughly 30 percent of the population, may be a biomarker for predicting how someone will respond to getting too little sleep.”

More information about the study may be found in the Oct. 26 publication of Neurology.

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