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Sanjana Subramanyan

Leland High SchoolClass of 2023San Jose, CA

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Investigating the Role of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Mental Health

Started Jan. 23, 2022

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Even though much is known about how the circadian clock works and how sleep is regulated, we don't know as much about how these relate to outside bodily processes. Mental health disorders are prevalent in society, but the current therapeutics do not offer long-lasting solutions. This project will put into conversation current findings in the sleep literature that connect mental health disorders and sleep. Ultimately, it would be beneficial to society if we can use sleep as a measure to assess risk for potential mental health disorders. Additionally, by understanding these connections, we can provide proactive solutions for these disorders.