It was found that sleep during the day time was increased only when Eaat2 was present along with taurine, which could mean that the protein they found, Eaat2, could be very important regarding sleep regulation. This discovery could be important to the future research in sleep disorders in humans. Since thirty percent of people experience sleep disorders, and these disorders can have a serious affect on their brain, this recent discovery could be very helpful toward finding the reasoning behind these disorders, and maybe even help find a way to help decrease the symptoms involved in these disorders. I think this is an important discovery that can influence more research to find out if humans have this protein, or one similar to it, that can help regulate sleep patterns and possible find a cure for sleep disorders. (Florida Atlantic University)
Florida Atlantic University. “Can't Sleep? Fruit Flies and Energy Drinks Offer New Clues.” Science News, ScienceDaily, 8 Nov. 2018, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181108142356.htm.