Ever wonder why you're always about to fall asleep at
school, even on those nights where you got extra hours of zzz's? Don’t
blame your math teacher’s monotonous drone. The
According to Dr. Ana C. Krieger, how well you sleep and how much you need
depend on your genetics. Your inherited snooze patterns determine whether
you're the kind of person who could sleep through an earthquake, or the sort
who wakes up at the sound of your sibs tip-toeing down the hallway. Not to
mention, whether or not you can get by on 6 hours of sleep or if you're utterly
exhausted without 10 hours.
Are you a longer sleeper? Krieger recommends adding an extra
hour or two to your downtime…and to curb night owl tendencies so you don’t miss
out on your entire weekend thanks to a Saturday snoozefest.
BY JORDAN SARNOVSKY ON 12/26/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sleep, puberty, family, In the News