Are you a Night Owl? Ever wondered why?

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Do you have a problem of not sleeping at night and having the trouble of getting up early in the morning?As per the researchers, may be your internal clock is genetically running slow.

The CRY1 is a gene  present in a mutation ,that alters the Circadian clocks. It indicates the rhythmic behavior off sleep/awake cycles.

Those people who are the careers of the gene variant night sleep, then they are delayed by 2-2.5 hours as compared to the non-careers.

“The careers of the mutation genes have longer than the planets give them. So, they are entirely playing off to catch up their lives,” said author Alina Patke, from the Rockefeller University in New York City, US.

Mostly the night owls are diagnosed at sleep clinics with the Delay Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD). Where a person’s circadian rhythm is delayed from the typical day/night cycles.

According to clinical studies, Mutation in CRY1 will suffer from Delay Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD), that almost affects 10 percent of the population.

People who suffer DSPD often struggle to sleep at night and sometimes sleep comes so late that leads to fractures into a series of naps. They also have the trouble conforming to societal expectations and morning work schedules. This ultimately leads to anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

An external cycle and good sleep hygiene can force a slow-running clock to accommodate a 24-hour a day.

 

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