'Springing Forward' Affects Early Birds Less Than Night Owls

'Springing Forward' Affects Early Birds Less Than Night Owls
David Ake)

Every spring, the Daylight Saving Time shift robs people of an hour of sleep – and a new study shows that DNA plays a role in how much the "spring forward" time change affects individuals.

People whose genetic profile makes them more likely to be "early birds" the rest of the year can adjust to the time change in a few days, the study shows.

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