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Are you a morning person? There’s a gene for that.
A team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have identified a particular gene that predicts whether you wake early or sleep in and — more dramatically — what time of day you’re mostly likely to die.
Forget “Sleepless in Seattle.” Southern states are the most sleep-deprived, according to new research, and western states tend to be well-rested.
Finding the right bed can feel like an eternal search, but at least things are better than they used to be:
According to the Better Sleep Council, commoners in King Tut’s time slept on a pile of palm bows, and until cast-iron beds and cotton mattresses were introduced in the late 18th century, sleepers were resigned to sharing their beds with vermin and bugs.