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Old 11-27-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A gene that controls how long we sleep has been discovered by scientists explaining why some people have their own internal alarm clock.

Scientists identified a gene called ABCC9 that can reduce the length of time we sleep. The same gene has previously been linked to heart disease and diabetes.


Read more: The Thatcher gene: Scientists discover secret of internal alarm clock that allows some to get by on just four hours' sleep | Mail Online
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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four hours sleep? Heck, to the no. I'd be one raging ***** ( more than normal, that is) if all I got was four hours sleep! I have to get at least 8 hours of good sleep everynight or I just have a hard time functioning on a daily basis and since I work in the medical field, I make sure I'm well rested everyday.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I normally sleep in 2 hour intervals. If I sleep 4 hours straight through, I am amazed.
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