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The Biology of Sleep with Dr. Richa Saxena

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Discover the latest research on the biology of sleep and how it impacts overall health and well-being. Listen to the Charged podcast episode with Dr. Richa Saxena on
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The Biology of Sleep: Understanding the Science Behind a Good Night's Rest

Sleep can be a modifying lifestyle factor that enhances your risk of disease. - Dr. Richa Saxena
In the latest episode of Charged, Mass General's podcast on the women leading health care, sleep researcher Dr. Richa Saxena discusses the biology of sleep and its impact on overall health and well-being. Despite the recent attention given to sleep, it is still not well understood. Dr. Saxena's research has identified dozens of genes related to sleep and their connections to other health problems like cancer and cognitive decline.
She also discusses the impact of technology and lifestyle on sleep and offers advice on how to match our habits to our body's needs. The episode is informative, engaging, and thought-provoking, and is a must-listen for anyone interested in improving their sleep and overall health. Listen to the episode now on