Rare Gene Mutation Allows Some People to Thrive on Minimal Sleep


By Dr. Mercola In the U.S., working around the clock is still glorified. According to the documentary “Sleepless in America,” 40 percent of Americans are sleep-deprived. Many get less than five hours of sleep per night. The cost is rarely considered, even though it includes reduced productivity and an increased risk of serious accidents. Tired drivers are as dangerous as drunk or drugged ones, and experts believe sleep deprivation may have played a role in the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Staten Island ferry crash and the Three-Mile Island nuclear meltdown, just to name a few. Besides raising your risk of accidents that may harm or kill you or others, research clearly shows that skimping on sleep will decimate your health in a number of different ways. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that lack of sleep is a public health epidemic, noting that insufficient sleep has been linked to a wide variety of health problems. Genetic Mutation Makes Some People
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/05/rare-gene-mutation-advanced-phase-sleep-syndrome.aspx

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