MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News)
If you struggle with the spring time change, your genes may be to blame, researchers report.
They found that people whose genes make them more likely to be early birds adapt to the time change in a few days, while night owls could take more than a week to return to their normal sleep schedule after clocks “spring forward’ one hour.
The study included more than 800 first-year medical residents taking part in the Intern Health Study based at the Michigan Neuroscience Institute.
Early birds had adjusted their sleep times by the Tuesday after the weekend change to daylight saving time, but night owls were still off track by the following Saturday.
The findings, published July 20 in the journal Scientific Reports, add to arguments to do away with daylight saving time, said study senior author Margit Burmeister, a neuroscientist and geneticist at the