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February 22, 2019

Are there Mental Health Benefits to Being a Morning Person?

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  • Depression, Patients and Families, Serious mental illness, Sleep Disorders

Many of us identify ourselves as either a morning person or a night owl, and these preferences are at least partly the result of our genes. New research finds associations between the timing of your sleep/wake preferences and your mental health.The study from researchers at the University of Exeter and Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that being genetically programmed to rise early may lead to greater well-being and a lower risk of depression and schizophrenia.

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