Social jetlag: misalignment of biological and social time.

  title={Social jetlag: misalignment of biological and social time.},
  author={Marc Wittmann and Jenny Dinich and Martha Merrow and Till Roenneberg},
  journal={Chronobiology international},
  volume={23 1-2},
Humans show large differences in the preferred timing of their sleep and activity. This so-called "chronotype" is largely regulated by the circadian clock. Both genetic variations in clock genes and environmental influences contribute to the distribution of chronotypes in a given population, ranging from extreme early types to extreme late types with the majority falling between these extremes. Social (e.g., school and work) schedules interfere considerably with individual sleep preferences in… CONTINUE READING
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