Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

On August 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists used data from more than 1.6 million people to link insomnia genes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke but not atrial fibrillation. Does insomnia contribute to heart disease, or is heart disease a contributing factor for insomnia? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in…

These genes could make us prone to insomnia

On March 12, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Do you have problems sleeping but you don’t know why? A new study may provide some answers. Researchers have discovered specific genes that could make us more susceptible to insomnia. Researchers have identified genes associated with insomnia. What is more, the researchers — led by Murray Stein, of the University…

Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Some people need more sleep than others, and a new study has found that our personal sleep requirements may be down to our genes. So, you’re not lazy after all — it’s your DNA’s fault. Scientists ask why some people can’t get out of bed. Some people can function perfectly…

Scientists find seven genes for insomnia

On June 16, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A new study shows that insomnia also has a genetic background. Many of us have had insomnia at some point in our lives and know how difficult it is to overcome. The more we think about going to sleep, the harder it is to actually fall asleep; insomnia is often…

New 'late-life cycler' circadian genes linked to aging and stress

On February 22, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers from Oregon State University have discovered a subset of circadian genes that only become active as an organism ages or during times of stress. They could provide a new lens through which to view the process of cellular aging. A new set of circadian genes that become active during…

Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame

On November 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Shift work is becoming an increasing part of the working patterns of Americans, but some people deal with these irregular schedules better than others. Now, a new study suggests the ability to cope with shift work may be down to genetics. Researchers identified a gene variant that is more common…

Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

On November 3, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

By analyzing the genes and brain activity of more than 8,000 mice, researchers have identified two genes that control deep sleep and dreaming, opening the door to new treatments for sleep disorders. Researchers have discovered two genes that control dreaming and deep sleep. In a study published in…

Genes influence sleep/wake timing of seizures in people with epilepsy

On March 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research from the Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project shows that genetics plays a role in sleep/wake timing of seizures. Researchers studied 1,395 individuals with epilepsy in families containing multiple people with epilepsy to determine whether sleep/wake timing of seizures runs in families. The study found that seizures in…