Evidence for genetic influences on sleep disturbance and sleep pattern in twins.

@article{Heath1990EvidenceFG,
  title={Evidence for genetic influences on sleep disturbance and sleep pattern in twins.},
  author={Andrew C. Heath and Kenneth S. Kendler and Lindon J. Eaves and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1990},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={318-35}
}
The etiologic role of genotype and environment in sleep pattern (daytime napping, habitual bedtime, and sleep duration) and subjective sleep quality and sleep disturbance was examined using a general population sample of 3,810 adult Australian twin pairs, aged 17-88 years. Genetic differences accounted for at least 33% of the variance in sleep quality and sleep disturbance and 40% of the variance in sleep pattern. There was no evidence for a decline in the importance of genetic predisposition… CONTINUE READING

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