Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Let the Kids Sleep in Late on Saturday...

...because if they do, it's probably your fault genetically.  New research on sleep suggests that not only are sleeping patterns genetic, but smart people sleep in late. 

From the Winnipeg Free Press:

Morningness or eveningness are often genetically-based, according to researchers Lambertus Klei at Carnegie Mellon Univesity, Patrick Rietz at the University of Pittsburgh and their associates. In 2008, studies at Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry demonstrated sleep-time preferences are often inherited, and subsequent data indicates that 50 per cent of sleep-time choices are dictated by genetic factors.

Read the article here.


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