Let's talk about Wake-Up Time & Genetics
How it works
Not everyone’s internal alarm clock rings at the same time. Our biological sleep rhythms affect when we naturally prefer to fall asleep and wake up. It turns out your genes may be telling you when to hit the snooze button.
The genetics behind wake-up time
23andMe researchers discovered that there are genetic associations with being a morning person versus a night person. And to figure out someone’s natural wake-up time? 23andMe looked at 450 genetic markers that are associated with being either a morning person or a night person.
Did you know?
Some genes involved with the inner workings of the body’s internal clock don’t just influence sleep patterns. They’re also involved in regulating body temperature and hormone level.
Ever wondered why you’re not a morning person, or how you naturally wake up to the sun? Learn more about how your genetics may impact your natural wake-up time with one of 23andMe’s services.