There is increasing research about the importance of sleep not only to our physical health but also our mental wellbeing. In this lecture Dr Clare Anderson explains the normal changes in sleep that occur due to advancing age. Learn about some of the key sleep concepts and why men and women sleep differently.
Dr Clare Anderson is an associate professor in the School of Psychological Sciences, and leads a research team at the Sleep and Circadian Medicine Laboratory at Monash University. She holds adjunct positions in the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the USA, and is a theme leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity. She undertook her PhD and doctoral training in sleep science in the UK and the USA before moving to Australia in 2011.