Just like it’s rare for a person to be 7 feet tall, it’s rare for Sokolis to not be able to sleep until 3 am.
Even people who are slightly more oriented to the evening – people who would like to sleep between 1 am and 9 am, say – may be faced with a difficult choice: Listen to your body, or force it to match the sleep habits of most everyone else?
People like Sokolis are even more rare: Only around 0.2 percent – one out of 500 – of adults have a delayed sleep phase like Sokolis.
A few more adults have advanced sleep phase syndrome and prefer to go to sleep around 8 pm, according to the American Sleep Association.
“You’re arriving later, you feel like you’re not actually present, when people ask you questions you give stupid answers.” Then weekends become a time for catching up on sleep, not leisure.
In an overnight sleep study of 1,024 individuals, poor sleep was associated with the misregulation of the hunger hormones leptin and ghrelin, which would explain another finding: that when people are denied sleep, they have increased appetite.
According to Raj Dasgupta, a fellow at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the relapse rate for delayed sleep phase patients is around 90 percent.
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