Why Do I Always Wake Up After 5 hours of sleep?

Julia was at wit’s end. She has been suffering from insomnia for the past 10 years, since she entered menopause. She keeps waking up after 5 hours, despite trying every over-the-counter and prescription medication available. She has no trouble falling asleep, but is not able to stay asleep for more than 5 hours, typically waking up […]

Rare Short Sleep Gene Discovered – With A Catch

Researchers discovered a rare gene mutation that allows people to function on less sleep. A mother and daughter normally can sleep for about 6 hours whereas others have to sleep 8 or more hours. When this gene was placed in mice, they also had less need for sleep. Study co-author, Dr. Fu, commented that her […]