Your DNA is basically your own personal blueprint, and now medical and genetics experts have devised an app that uses your DNA information to assist you in getting a better night’s sleep. The SlumberType app analyzes your DNA to help you sleep better by using four key measurements: chronotype, sleep quality, sleep onset latency, and sleep duration, according to a press release sent to Bustle about the app, and its parent company Exploragen.
The app, released for iOS Jul. 24, helps you determine whether you’re a morning or night person — though you probably already know this — how long it may take you to fall asleep, the duration and quality of your sleep, and how these factors impact other areas of your life.
“Our bodies function at their best when we get the right amount of sleep,” Exploragen co-founder and Head of Science Sara Riordan explained. “SlumberType will allow people to understand how their unique biology, combined with their daily habits and activities, affects their sleep patterns, so they can optimize their lifestyle for better sleep.”
Sleep is so important that Huffington Post and Thrive founder Arianna Huffington has declared sleep the next feminist issue because not getting enough sleep is adversely affecting women’s health and wellbeing.