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If you have trouble sleeping, your genetics may be to blame, CBS News says. A recent study indicates that genetic variations may affect when and how much you sleep. The study, which looked at over 50,000 participants’ sleep habits, identified a pair of genetic variations connected to sleep duration....
It’s no surprise that teenagers in the U.S. are sleep deprived, and a group of U.S. pediatricians is now suggesting that the solution to this problem may lie in later school start times, a Reuters article reports. According to a policy statement published in Pediatrics, pushing the start time of...
Merck & Co. received FDA approval for a new type of sleeping pill, according to an article published by Bloomberg News. Suvorexant, the chemical being marketed under the name Belsomra, turns off wakefulness, in contrast to other popular sleep aids such as Ambien, which calm the brain. It works by...