Sleepless Fish May Be The Answer To Humans Staying Up All Night
Ever been to an event where your favorite DJ is playing a marathon set until the sunrise but you just don’t have the energy to dance until dawn? I know I have, but this problem may soon have a solution.
A team neuroscientists at Florida Atlantic University are currently studying a type fish known as the Mexican Tetra that requires only two hours sleep per every 24-hours. The fish possess a protein called hypocretin (HCRT) that allow them to sleep very little without any major consequences. Scientists are now experimenting the possibility to turn this protein into a drug for humans to grant us the similar results. Neurologist, Alex Keene, stated the following regarding the experiment:
Can you imagine what would happen if this sleepless drug actually hits shelves? This would definitely come in handy for festivals and sunrise sets.