Category «Sleep»

Genetics of Grinding Your Teeth

The Genetic Polymorphisms involved in Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

It never fails to amaze me how many of our quirks and traits have a genetic basis.  A study that came out last week caught my eye.  Bruxism (teeth grinding) is linked to a genetic polymorphism! The study, Genetic polymorphisms in the serotoninergic system are associated with circadian manifestations of Bruxism, looked into several polymorphisms in …

Genetics of Sleep Disturbances

A good night’s sleep is invaluable, and many know the frustration of not being able to regularly sleep well.  There are many factors involved in sleeping well, and genetics plays a role in some sleep disorders.  Looking at the genetic basis of your sleep disorder may give you ideas on which path to take to …