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Understanding The 1 Percent: How Short Sleepers Thrive

Some individuals known as short sleepers have a natural ability to thrive on less sleep, and researchers are working towards an explanation of this feat, an article published by CBS News says. A study conducted at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine has identified three types of genetic mutations connected to this unique ability, though many questions regarding how short sleepers are able to thrive still remain unanswered. Short sleepers make up about one percent of the population, and often display an unusual positivity and high energy levels that continue to puzzle researchers.

Read the article published by CBS News.