A quick overview article explaining sleep related topics such as insomnia, restless leg, narcolepsy, and circadian rhythm genes. Start here and then dive deeper into the specific topics.
The body's circadian clock regulates many different functions over the course of a 24-hour day. The genes that code for different parts of the circadian clock have a wide-ranging effect on sleep, mood, and overall health.
More than just a sleep hormone, melatonin is at the heart of many health topics. Your genetic variants play a big role in the production of melatonin. Learn how your lifestyle and diet interact with your melatonin-related genes.
An easy way to improve sleep and increase melatonin production at night is to wear blue light blocking glasses before bed. Explore the research on why this is so important, and learn about the different options available for blue-blocking glasses.
There is a biological link between the circadian rhythm genes and mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Genetic variants in the core circadian genes increase your risk for mood disorders.
Find out how genes interact with your lifestyle in controlling the amount of deep sleep you get each night. Check out your genetic variants and hack your sleep.
Did you know that some supplements change the expression of your core circadian clock genes? Your core circadian rhythm genes are foundational to your health, and some supplements alter that rhythm.
Shift work and ‘social jetlag’ are linked to an increased risk for several chronic diseases. A genetic variant in the MTNR1A gene impacts melatonin receptors in the brain.
Seeing 3:30 or 4:00 on your clock each morning? There could be a physiological reason for this. Learn about the genetic variants linked to early waking insomnia and the connection to depression.
Many know the frustration of disrupted sleep due to RLS and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). Genes play a role in your risk for these disorders, and there are specific research-based solutions to try.