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Sleep deprived? Your reaction to a shortage of shut-eye may be in your genes
You and your co-worker have been burning the midnight oil for a week to complete a project, and your abbreviated sleep schedule has you feeling like a zombie. Your co-worker, by contrast, bounces through the workday looking and acting none the worse for wear. There are drugs that can do this, you tell yourself, but your co-worker waves off the suggestion. “I’ve always been able to get by with less sleep,” she says.
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2010