Natural early risers more likely to avoid depression, research finds – The Irish Times

Shift-work: Working habits have changed with the pandemic and hospitality employers are finding it hard to attract people back to work unsociable shifts.

People whose sleep pattern defies their natural body clock are more likely to have depression and reduced wellbeing, new research has found.

A team of genetic scientists at the University of Exeter also published the most robust evidence to date that people who are genetically programmed to rise early are more protected against major depression.

The research, published in Molecular Psychiatry, suggests positive outcomes for natural early risers could be partly attributable to society’s nine-to-five working patterns.

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