Sleepless Genes

Dutch researchers have tied variants in half a dozen genes to insomnia, Live Science reports.

"Insomnia is all too often dismissed as being 'all in your head,'" co-senior author Eus Van Someren from Vrije Universiteit Medical Center in Amsterdam says in a statement. "Our research brings a new perspective. Insomnia is also in the genes."

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