My Q and A With Claire Sexton on How Sleep

March 18, 2015 8:31 PM

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How does the brain change as we age, and what steps can we take to help our brains stay healthy as time goes by? These are some of the questions Claire Sexton, a post-doctoral research assistant at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, is asking. Given that sleep problems affect as much as half of the adult population, this field of study has wide-ranging consequences not only for the quality of our sleep but for our collective well-being.

In answer to my questions, Sexton elaborated on some of her latest scientific findings, shared her thoughts on the next frontier for sleep and brain studies and offered some tips on how to improve the quality of our sleep.

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