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Ageing Clocks: why getting a good night's sleep gets harder as we get older

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A free GREat-Medway-Talk open to the public. Ageing Clocks: why does getting a good night’s sleep get harder as we get older?

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We have entered a time where medical advances have strengthened our healthcare provisions and improved life longevity. This has resulted in an ever-growing ageing population. Understanding how the human body ages is a step closer to developing preventative therapies for improving the quality of life across an individual’s lifespan. In this Talk I will discuss how ageing effects the brain’s circadian clock and its impact on our day to day routines. We will look at how the clock synchronises our bodily functions, from hormonal fluctuations through to sleeping patterns and why disruption of such rhythms can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing.

Dr Gurprit Lall is a neuroscientist based at the Medway School of Pharmacy specialising in mammalian circadian rhythms. His research interests focus on how the circadian clock in our brain regulates and synchronises our behavioural and physiological rhythms with our environmental day-night cycle. He has published research on how daylight is able to manipulate the clock and, most recently, how ageing impacts this process.

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