The Scientists Behind It All...

Ana Aleksic,  
MSc Pharmacy

A Scientific Deep-Dive Reveals Health Hacks Targeted to Your Genes to Optimize Your Sleep 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Access the Most Cutting-Edge Gene-Based Sleep Hacks 
Without Becoming a Clinical Geneticist


Our reports are designed for informational purposes only, and not for the treatment or diagnosis of disease. We aim to provide helpful insights and easy to implement lifestyle recommendations to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. You should consult with your doctor before using any recommendations provided in our gene reports, especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have pre-existing medical conditions.

Refund Policy

Due to the nature of the intricate research that goes in to these reports, we will not be able to provide a refund once you have uploaded your genetic information into our site for the purpose of the Gene Reports.

Privacy Policy

At SelfDecode, we take your privacy and the security of your genetic data very seriously. To find out more about how we do this, please see our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Cutting-Edge Information for Cutting Edge Sleep Hacks, 
Risk Assessment, and Disease Prevention

...Covering all the relevant genes for proper sleep interpretation and recommendations -- not just the most popular ones

...Using advanced genetic information and interpretation that are not yet available in medical practices

...Easy to understand descriptions, interpretations, and recommendations -- no need for advanced degrees to understand and use these personalized gene reports

...Focusing on optimal health, disease prevention, and education, rather than diagnosis     

Simple Step-by-Step Process to Get Started


Make the Most of Your Sleep-Related Genetic Information 
with SelfDecode’s Sleep Genetics Report Features, Including: 


A comprehensive list of genes related to poor sleep and sleep-related health conditions


SNP analysis of your genetic profile, presented in an easy to understand table for each sleep-related condition 


Risk-assessment scores for different sleep related conditions and health concerns


Personalized recommendations based on your genetics to help improve your sleep

Your Sleep Gene Report is unique and personalized specifically for you and your sleep improvement journey

Aspects of Sleep Covered in the Sleep Genetic Report

Restless Leg Syndrome



Teeth Grinding

Sleep Duration

Sleep Quality


Obstructive Sleep Apnea

How much do Gene Reports cost? 

SelfDecode members receive the Health Overview DNA Wellness Report and three specialized reports of their choice (like this one!) with a SelfDecode subscription. Members also receive three additional DNA Wellness Reports for free each time they renew their annual subscription, which allows them to easily keep up with the new reports we release!  

Members can also order additional specialized DNA Wellness Reports at any time for just $29 each, or purchase a 3-report bundle pack for $75.

A full individual membership to SelfDecode is available for $59 per year. We also offer a 
lifetime access package that includes all current and future reports, as well as exclusive access to our personalized SelfDecode blog.

Additionally, we offer a SelfDecode 
Professional Plan to help medical practitioners bring the advantages of genetic analysis into their own practice. This plan grants full access to all of our DNA Wellness Reports, as well as an unlimited number of gene file uploads to help you service all of your patients.

What happens after I sign up for SelfDecode?

After you sign up for SelfDecode, you will receive an email with a link to a page where you can set your password and upload your genetic data. You’ll then be able to download your report under the “Wellness Reports” tab.

Can I see a sample of what is included in a Gene Report?

Yes! You can look at a sample report using Joe Cohen’s DNA data here.

Where should I get my genes tested?

We recommend 23andme, as our gene reports include the SNPs that are on the latest version of the 23andme chip.  

However, you can still use data from other genetic testing services, such as Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA, if you prefer -- just be aware that not every testing company might include each and every SNP that we analyze in our Gene Reports.

Please note that we are not a subsidiary or partner of these companies.

What if the most important SNPs are not included in my genome file?

We have specifically designed our Gene Reports to analyze the SNPs that can give you the most reliable and actionable information about your health. However, individual SNPs are only a small part of your overall genetic profile, and we can still make the best out of whatever genetic information you have -- even if it is not totally complete!  Therefore, the interpretation of your SNPs and health advice derived from them should be taken into account in the context of your symptoms, health status, and lifestyle. Even if your genome file is missing certain SNPs, our software will take into account all available data -- as well as information about your symptoms, health status, and lifestyle -- to generate your Gene Report and to make appropriate lifestyle recommendations.

How do I know my data is secure?

We take your privacy and data security very seriously. This is why we employ multiple layers of data protection, including:

Secured data encryption 

Restricting employee access to personally identificable information

Only collecting the minimum information necessary to provide you with your requested services

We do not and will not sell or make available any of your data to third-party companies.

Your payment is processed by secured and reputable companies such as PayPal and Stripe. 

You can read our privacy policy here.


Your genetic tendencies strongly influence how you respond to sleep improvement techniques and circadian cues. 

Understanding your genetic make-up will help you better pinpoint effective ways to improve your sleep.

Sleep affects every process in your body, such as balancing the immune system, cellular cleanup of the nervous system, and resetting your hormones. Therefore, you need to optimize your sleep in order to overcome chronic health issues and achieve the best cognitive function and health.

Why It Is Important to Optimize Your Sleep

Because your genes strongly influence your sleep and chronotype, understanding your genes allows you to better optimize your sleep. For example, knowing your genetic chronotype, or tendency to be a night owl or a morning bird, allows you to customize the healthiest and most productive lifestyle.

P2RY2 is a uridine and adenosine receptor, whose function is important for sleep. Variants that reduce P2RY2 activity increase your chances of having insomnia, especially if you consume caffeine. If you struggle with insomnia and have these variants, consuming uridine supplements or skipping coffee may significantly improve your sleep.

Example: How Understanding Your Genes Improve Your Sleep

Step 1: 

After signing up for SelfDecode, you will receive an email to activate your account and upload your SNP file to your SelfDecode dashboard.

Step 2:

Once your SNP file has been uploaded, we generate your report within minutes!

Step 3: 

You can download your genetic report to read, learn, and share with your healthcare providers

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Nattha Wannisorn, PhD

SelfDecode Team

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