Hi ! My name is Clémentine Besson and I'm a 27-year-old French researcher in Sleep Neuroscience.  

Curious on very eclectic topics, I very quickly decided to become a researcher and to focus my studies on science and well-being with a Bachelor in Psychology, during which I was able to go study at West Virginia University where I studied PsychoBiology of Sleep. 

A real world had opened up to me. I immediately found sleep fascinating because it concerns all living beings, which makes it an archaic function of the human body that influences and is therefore influenced by Health in its largest definition. I had found the holistic approach that still guides me to this day. The idea of understanding health through all its interconnections and heal not just where it hurts. 

Thus, I continued with a Master's degree in Neuropsychdology and Cognitive Psychopathology. But, frustrated by the lack of opportunities to study sleep in France, I decided to specialise in Sleep Sciences with a Double Masters in International Neuroscience Research, where I had the opportunity to conduct two research theses at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London) and the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.

I truly loved achieving this goal, but I realised at the time that I couldn't see myself just indirectly helping people with scientific results that take years to become a reality in medical practice.  

This conviction was strengthened by my clinical experience in Scotland when I saw the distress of all the patients I have met, who were being treated medically but given very few keys to be living with sleep disorders on a daily basis. Thus, I decided to take advantage of my atypical background in both sleep research and psychology to give people the physiological and psychological techniques they specifically need to get back to a more fulfilling sleep. I only bring up solutions that are tailored for youbut above all as up-to-date and holistic as possible. 

Unfortunately, I've also been astonished by the inequalities in medical treatment, not just in terms of access to treatment but also in terms of the quality of that treatment which involves quality of care but also of research. Indeed I have been trying to focus my research on subjects that have been ignored by funding because too few people are affected or because the population concerned is discriminated against and has therefore less been studied. So I'm really committed to provide everyone with the most appropriate advice possible, so that I can be someone you can trust during your reconciliation with sleep.  


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