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We’ve all had that morning where we’ve forgotten to set our alarm and yet, we “magically” wake up in time to head off to work. Or that morning where we finally get to sleep in, but we find ourselves awake no later than usual. So, how do we manage to do this? Are we psychic?

The answer, is no, we are not psychic. But, a recent study from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has determined that it may be the work of our biological clock. The study found that a gene, KDM5A, is responsible for rebooting physiological functions needed to get us out of bed each morning.

The discovery of this gene is said to potentially explain the genetic foundations of aging, chronic illness, such as diabetes and cancer, and sleeplessness.

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