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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! SHUTi hopes that you sleep well in the new year.
What does your sleep look like during the holiday season? Check out these 3 tips from www.SHUTi.me before the new year! #insomnia  
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What does your sleep look like during the holiday season? Check out these 3 tips from www.SHUTi.me before the new year! #insomnia  
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Are you a night owl or a lark? What are the health consequences of both?
NIGHT OWL OR LARK?
If you are the early bird who catches the worm, you are considered a “lark” in comparison to the commonly known “night owl”. Larks are ready to go in the early morning, rather than staying up late to burn the midnight oil — different sleep times and morning routines are not the only attributes known to differ between larks and night owls.

In a study published in July, researchers from Sydney and Liverpool interviewed over 200 people about their sleeping habits and personality traits. Researchers suggested that night owls tend to be more selfish than larks, being more likely to exhibit narcissism and deceitfulness.

SLEEP CHRONOTYPE
What researchers found is that preference for the early morning or the late night is determined through a person’s sleep chronotype. Dictated by the biological 24-hour clock and determined by genes, Dr. Tim Quinnell, from the Sleep Laboratory at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge explains that your sleep chronotype affects your fertility, pain levels, waistline and personality.

A gene that determines this chronotype is called Period-3. Scientists at the University of Surrey discovered the two versions of this gene that cause larks and owls. The long version of the Period-3 gene results in morning preference, whereas a short Period-3 gene leads to an evening preference.

The gene is thought to impact the buildup of #sleepiness  that an individual feels throughout the day. The peak of sleepiness occurs when a person is most tired and needs to go to bed. Dr. Simon Archer, reader in chronobiology at the University of Surrey explains that the two versions of the gene experience difference influences to #sleep  pressure. In the shorter gene sleep pressure is built up much more quickly, leaving larks feeling more tired more quickly.

Your sleep chronotype comes with two versions of the Period-3 gene — genetic influence from each parent. Having two of the long or two of the short version will lead an individual to be an ‘extreme’ lark or owl. Many individuals carry one version of long and one of short, creating a tendency for characteristics of both morning and evening preference.

EFFECTS ON #HEALTH
What time of day do you eat? Larks frequent an early breakfast–within half an hour of waking–whereas night owls enjoy a late night snack. This propensity for late night eating may lead owls to over-eat and experience weight gain. Sleep research has revealed sleep deprivation–even short term–results in a 35 to 40 percent increase in carbohydrate consumption, increasing the risk of diabetes. Larks are additionally more likely to get adequate sleep, as night owls may be late to bed while needing to awaken early for work the next day.

Night owls are found more likely to suffer sleep apnea, snoring, and poorer memory. Larks, on the other hand, experience an increased risk for cancers, such as breast and colorectal, due to the longer versions of the Period-3 gene. With age, people tend to become more “lark”-like, going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. “Owlness” peaks at age 20-21 for men and 19 for women.

Read more about #insomnia  and sleep cures at www.shuti.me.
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NIGHT OWL OR LARK?
If you are the early bird who catches the worm, you are considered a “lark” in comparison to the commonly known “night owl”. Larks are ready to go in the early morning, rather than staying up late to burn the midnight oil — different sleep times and morning routines are not the only attributes known to differ between larks and night owls.

In a study published in July, researchers from Sydney and Liverpool interviewed over 200 people about their sleeping habits and personality traits. Researchers suggested that night owls tend to be more selfish than larks, being more likely to exhibit narcissism and deceitfulness.

SLEEP CHRONOTYPE
What researchers found is that preference for the early morning or the late night is determined through a person’s sleep chronotype. Dictated by the biological 24-hour clock and determined by genes, Dr. Tim Quinnell, from the Sleep Laboratory at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge explains that your sleep chronotype affects your fertility, pain levels, waistline and personality.

A gene that determines this chronotype is called Period-3. Scientists at the University of Surrey discovered the two versions of this gene that cause larks and owls. The long version of the Period-3 gene results in morning preference, whereas a short Period-3 gene leads to an evening preference.

The gene is thought to impact the buildup of #sleepiness  that an individual feels throughout the day. The peak of sleepiness occurs when a person is most tired and needs to go to bed. Dr. Simon Archer, reader in chronobiology at the University of Surrey explains that the two versions of the gene experience difference influences to #sleep  pressure. In the shorter gene sleep pressure is built up much more quickly, leaving larks feeling more tired more quickly.

Your sleep chronotype comes with two versions of the Period-3 gene — genetic influence from each parent. Having two of the long or two of the short version will lead an individual to be an ‘extreme’ lark or owl. Many individuals carry one version of long and one of short, creating a tendency for characteristics of both morning and evening preference.

EFFECTS ON #HEALTH
What time of day do you eat? Larks frequent an early breakfast–within half an hour of waking–whereas night owls enjoy a late night snack. This propensity for late night eating may lead owls to over-eat and experience weight gain. Sleep research has revealed sleep deprivation–even short term–results in a 35 to 40 percent increase in carbohydrate consumption, increasing the risk of diabetes. Larks are additionally more likely to get adequate sleep, as night owls may be late to bed while needing to awaken early for work the next day.

Night owls are found more likely to suffer sleep apnea, snoring, and poorer memory. Larks, on the other hand, experience an increased risk for cancers, such as breast and colorectal, due to the longer versions of the Period-3 gene. With age, people tend to become more “lark”-like, going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. “Owlness” peaks at age 20-21 for men and 19 for women.

Read more about #insomnia  and sleep cures at www.shuti.me.
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Ever have a rough night and spend the following day feeling dragged like the child in this CNN clip? Insomnia is a condition defined by the difficulty of falling asleep, staying asleep, or remaining asleep throughout the night. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, as it affects up to half of older Americans annually with one in three adults reporting symptoms of insomnia.

Insomnia can leave individuals feeling stressed, irritable, and sleepy during the day. Lack of sleep can lead to memory loss, difficulties with concentration, and pain or discomfort at night. Among long-term effects, insomnia is linked to higher rates of heart disease, cancer, and depression.

Sleeping less has several emotional consequences, as a 2007 study found sleep-deprived brains were 60 percent more reactive to negative and disturbing images. Getting a good night’s rest can contribute to overall wellness as testosterone levels and growth hormone production increase. Risk of diabetes and anxiety are known to decrease with proper sleep.

SHUTi™, or Sleep Healthy Using the Internet™, is an innovative, personalized online program for insomnia that has been proven to significantly improve sleep in multiple scientific research trials. Over these research trials, SHUTi’s online cognitive-behavioral therapy had 73% of participants with clinically “Severe” or “Moderately Severe” insomnia experience NO clinical insomnia after completing the program.

Your insomnia matters. Get help today at www.shuti.me.

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Ever have a rough night and spend the following day feeling dragged like the child in this CNN clip? Insomnia is a condition defined by the difficulty of falling asleep, staying asleep, or remaining asleep throughout the night. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, as it affects up to half of older Americans annually with one in three adults reporting symptoms of insomnia.

Insomnia can leave individuals feeling stressed, irritable, and sleepy during the day. Lack of sleep can lead to memory loss, difficulties with concentration, and pain or discomfort at night. Among long-term effects, insomnia is linked to higher rates of heart disease, cancer, and depression.

Sleeping less has several emotional consequences, as a 2007 study found sleep-deprived brains were 60 percent more reactive to negative and disturbing images. Getting a good night’s rest can contribute to overall wellness as testosterone levels and growth hormone production increase. Risk of diabetes and anxiety are known to decrease with proper sleep.

SHUTi™, or Sleep Healthy Using the Internet™, is an innovative, personalized online program for insomnia that has been proven to significantly improve sleep in multiple scientific research trials. Over these research trials, SHUTi’s online cognitive-behavioral therapy had 73% of participants with clinically “Severe” or “Moderately Severe” insomnia experience NO clinical insomnia after completing the program.

Your insomnia matters. Get help today at www.shuti.me.

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Ever have a rough night and spend the following day feeling dragged like the child in this CNN clip? Insomnia is a condition defined by the difficulty of falling asleep, staying asleep, or remaining asleep throughout the night. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, as it affects up to half of older Americans annually with one in three adults reporting symptoms of insomnia.

Insomnia can leave individuals feeling stressed, irritable, and sleepy during the day. Lack of sleep can lead to memory loss, difficulties with concentration, and pain or discomfort at night. Among long-term effects, insomnia is linked to higher rates of heart disease, cancer, and depression.

Sleeping less has several emotional consequences, as a 2007 study found sleep-deprived brains were 60 percent more reactive to negative and disturbing images. Getting a good night’s rest can contribute to overall wellness as testosterone levels and growth hormone production increase. Risk of diabetes and anxiety are known to decrease with proper sleep.

SHUTi™, or Sleep Healthy Using the Internet™, is an innovative, personalized online program for insomnia that has been proven to significantly improve sleep in multiple scientific research trials. Over these research trials, SHUTi’s online cognitive-behavioral therapy had 73% of participants with clinically “Severe” or “Moderately Severe” insomnia experience NO clinical insomnia after completing the program.

Your insomnia matters. Get help today at www.shuti.me.

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Ever have a rough night and spend the following day feeling dragged like the child in this CNN clip? Insomnia is a condition defined by the difficulty of falling asleep, staying asleep, or remaining asleep throughout the night. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, as it affects up to half of older Americans annually with one in three adults reporting symptoms of insomnia.

Insomnia can leave individuals feeling stressed, irritable, and sleepy during the day. Lack of sleep can lead to memory loss, difficulties with concentration, and pain or discomfort at night. Among long-term effects, insomnia is linked to higher rates of heart disease, cancer, and depression.

Sleeping less has several emotional consequences, as a 2007 study found sleep-deprived brains were 60 percent more reactive to negative and disturbing images. Getting a good night’s rest can contribute to overall wellness as testosterone levels and growth hormone production increase. Risk of diabetes and anxiety are known to decrease with proper sleep.

SHUTi™, or Sleep Healthy Using the Internet™, is an innovative, personalized online program for insomnia that has been proven to significantly improve sleep in multiple scientific research trials. Over these research trials, SHUTi’s online cognitive-behavioral therapy had 73% of participants with clinically “Severe” or “Moderately Severe” insomnia experience NO clinical insomnia after completing the program.

Your insomnia matters. Get help today at www.shuti.me.

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Ever have a rough night and spend the following day feeling dragged like the child in this CNN clip? Insomnia is a condition defined by the difficulty of falling asleep, staying asleep, or remaining asleep throughout the night. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, as it affects up to half of older Americans annually with one in three adults reporting symptoms of insomnia.

Insomnia can leave individuals feeling stressed, irritable, and sleepy during the day. Lack of sleep can lead to memory loss, difficulties with concentration, and pain or discomfort at night. Among long-term effects, insomnia is linked to higher rates of heart disease, cancer, and depression.

Sleeping less has several emotional consequences, as a 2007 study found sleep-deprived brains were 60 percent more reactive to negative and disturbing images. Getting a good night’s rest can contribute to overall wellness as testosterone levels and growth hormone production increase. Risk of diabetes and anxiety are known to decrease with proper sleep.

SHUTi™, or Sleep Healthy Using the Internet™, is an innovative, personalized online program for insomnia that has been proven to significantly improve sleep in multiple scientific research trials. Over these research trials, SHUTi’s online cognitive-behavioral therapy had 73% of participants with clinically “Severe” or “Moderately Severe” insomnia experience NO clinical insomnia after completing the program.

Your insomnia matters. Get help today at www.shuti.me.
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