Could a DNA Test Help You Get a Full 8 Hours of Sleep?
There is a new sleep product popping up everyday.
Cooling pillows, thermal bedding, foam mattresses.
There is always a new clever sleep invention around the corner.
There is just one problem with all of these inventions. They don’t focus on the root of the problem.
What is the point of a $2,600 mattress if you can’t fall asleep?
What is the point of measuring how many hours you slept if you barely slept?
The most important part of getting a good night’s rest is actually understanding your body.
It’s about understanding your DNA and how it is connected to your daily sleep experiences.
Listen, mattress companies are never going to tell you that everyone has different sleep needs.
Why? Because that would make it impossible to sell everyone the same mattress.
The truth is two people in the same bed can have wildly different sleep experiences.
That’s because each person has completely different DNA and as a result, has completely different sleep behavior.
Kashif Khan, CEO of The DNA Company explains why understanding your DNA could be huge in helping you break the cycle of bad sleep.
“Most people have no idea how their DNA impacts their sleep. They don’t know that they have sleep-wake circadian rhythms that are tied to their genetic profile. They are unaware that they can find out how their DNA reacts to stress, pleasure, and environmental agents all of which impact your sleep dramatically. Just like a doctor can tell you to stop eating gluten and your stomach will stop hurting, our DNA test and reports can show you exactly what in your DNA is impacting your sleep and how to fix it”
The DNA Company is able to power these sleep insights using large-scale machine learning and artificial intelligence. Simply put, they use powerful computers and software to scan 200 trillion data points to find important health insights.
“After I got my test results back I found out that I had the GSTP1 GG gene type that was related to environmental response to cleaning products. I cleaned out the cupboards of every last toxic cleaning product and within 9 days my sleep improved dramatically. I had no idea it was the cleaning products this whole time!” - Sarah Fisher (Vancouver, BC)
Inside of the sleep report each gene is broken down in a simple and easy to understand way. Anyone can open the report and learn about their genes regardless of their knowledge of genetics. With the DNA sleep report, it’s finally possible to get incredible insights about your genes. These gene insights are paired with helpful recommendations designed to help you improve your sleep.
Curious to know what is actually inside the sleep report? Here are just a few of the genes the sleep report covers.
The gene connected to Insomnia (BDNF Gene).
The BDNF gene is connected to insomnia, deep sleep, and weight. Low levels of BDNF have been shown to negatively affect sleep and overall weight. The BDNF gene also determines how easily one can or can’t fall asleep after staring at digital screens at night.
The sleep cycle gene (CLOCK)
The CLOCK gene controls the ability to achieve normal, regular sleeping and waking patterns. A poor version of this gene can make it difficult for someone to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up at the right time.
The pleasure response genes that impact sleep (COMT and MAO)
Two pleasure response genes are COMT and MAO. They determine how much dopamine (sometimes called the brain’s “pleasure chemical”) stays in the brain.
The “slow” version of these genes causes dopamine to stay in the brain longer. The longer dopamine stays in the brain, the more the brain wants to keep doing something that brings it pleasure, which can make the brain resist the body’s requests to go to sleep.
On the other hand, if the pleasure response genes are too fast, the brain is more
likely to go searching for pleasure and ignore the body’s need to fall asleep. People with fast pleasure response genes often feel like they need to accomplish a goal before being allowed to sleep.
These are just a handful of the genes included in the sleep report.
The comprehensive sleep report uncovers exactly which genes you have, how they are impacting your sleep, and provides you with helpful recommendations on what changes you can make to help improve your sleep.
Sleep insights are just one of the 38 reports that come with every DNA Test.
The machine learning-powered reports include insights on mood, behavior, diet, nutrition, cardiovascular systems, hormones and more.
Anyone who has had one night of blissful sleep knows how it can have a massive impact on the next day. Great sleep leads to improved mood, feeling more present, and even having friendlier interactions with those around you. Getting great sleep might be as simple as understanding your DNA and making small adjustments to accommodate its specific needs.
If you are even a tiny bit curious about what your DNA and your sleep report might look like, you can order a DNA test kit and 360 report by following the steps outlined below.
“I am hooked on the supplement recommendations made in my report. I was taking a basic melatonin, but I spent the day feeling like I didn't get enough sleep. I'm now taking what my genes need and I can't describe how good I feel. I feel so rested and ready to go everyday.”
– Dominic Mazzone
“The recommendations in the report seemed so simple, but they were still new to me. The first two weeks of me making changes made me realize how poorly I had been sleeping the past few years. Really surprisingly simple changes made a big difference.”
– Michael Kemp
“I have been using an Oura ring to track my sleep and it's clear I wasn't doing well. Meanwhile I didn't know what to change. What I learned about my DNA and particularly how I handled stress really has taken me from tracking my sleep to fixing it.”
– Anthony Primerano