A recent study suggests that being an early riser or being a night owl could be influenced by your genes by observing and comparing the genomes of about 90,000 subjects. In this study, 15 genes were discovered to either be in favor or against “morningness”. I see myself as a night owl and definitely not a morning person. My father is the same way. However, my mother is definitely an early riser and not a night owl. My two brothers (one younger and one younger) are definitely night owls similar to my father and I. I would like to read further into this to see if it could be sex linked or just a normal autosomal inheritance. I would like to know whether being an early riser is a dominant or recessive gene. The article also discusses how some genes may have to blueprint of some sleep disorders. My family on my mother’s side suffer from many different sleep disorders, and I believe I may suffer from some as well. This article has sparked my interest into digging deeper into the research and data displaying information on sleep and inheritance.