Are you embracing your natural sleep patterns and internal clock? Circadian Rhythms are almost a hallmark of life and regulate vital processes in the brain and body, including sleep. In this episode, Professor Russell Foster shares his research and insight into how the human eye sets our master clock in the brain and the implications for orienting ourselves to out external environment and ensuring healthy sleep. He discusses why sleep is so important and how disrupted sleep has serious implications on health and mental health in particular. In a sleep deprived society, he shares simple measures to help set the internal clock, the importance of sleep education and the potential of sleep as a therapeutic target.
For more information go to: ndcn.ox.ac.uk/team/russell-foster Watch his TED talk: Why do we Sleep?