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Sleep affects every aspect of our lives. For an industrial worker, the stakes are even higher. Sleep interruptions cause fatigue, which impacts both safety and performance on the job during mission-critical tasks. In this article, you’ll learn about how the body’s circadian rhythm affects your sleep and gain some tips on how to sleep better when working in industrial environments.
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Everyone at Fatigue Science would like to wish you a safe holiday season, and in Santa’s own words, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”
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An article published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews takes a comprehensive look at the science behind workplace fatigue. In the article, “Fatigue and its Management in the Workplace,” the authors look at the biological causes of fatigue, how the modern workplace affects these biological factors, and some of the effective ways to manage fatigue.
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In this guest post, Paul Marlow, a leading advocate in mental health, shares the importance of acknowledging World Mental Health Day 2020, on Saturday, October 10th, sleep health, and immunity in the time of COVID-19.
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Sleep deprivation affects all aspects of life—appetite, strength, emotional stability, and memory. On the road, it’s more than a distraction. It can mean the difference between life and death. Drowsy drivers come from all occupations and walks of life. It’s a threat everyone faces at one time or another. You’re driving home from work after putting in extra hours or a child kept you up during the night and your eyes just won’t stay open. The reasons vary but the results are the same—dangerous driving.
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One important job as a performance coach in sports is to balance both the training and recovery with our players. Currently, I am an NHL strength and conditioning coach for the St. Louis Blues, but my role extends beyond the weight room and hockey rink. Sleep is a major component of recovery, and supporting a good night’s rest is everything in sport. Our athletes are perpetually exploring ways of sustaining elite performances. Sleep is arguably the best method available to do so. With endless stressors, high-pressure scenarios, and chaotic travel schedules, it can be difficult to find the off switch when the time comes for sleep. In this article, I share my some personal "bio hacks" for resting more effectively. I also explain why we need to consider more effective strategies for rest, with the ultimate goal of setting ourselves up for higher quality sleep.
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In the same way that machines need regular maintenance to continue at peak capacity, a human workforce needs restful sleep to do their best work. However, fatigue from a lack of sleep contributes to more than just poor work. A worker experiencing fatigue in their workplace presents a risk to themselves and their colleagues.
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Being down mentally will look different to everyone and will come in many forms. However, most people rarely see a professional to find out precisely what is making them feel "off." Now, there is no magic pill to fix every mental health illness, and we are still finding out ways to address the ones we can detect, but one thing has become apparent in the fight against these unforeseen illnesses. Getting Proper Sleep Is The Backbone To Getting Better. "Sleep deprivation affects your psychological state and mental health." - Harvard Health Publishing
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Picture this: Despite your jam-packed schedule, you’ve still reserved enough time to unwind and relax before bed. Your bedroom is cool, calm, and dark, and you’re able to fall asleep and stay asleep without any trouble. The next morning, you manage to wake up before your alarm and feel well-rested, perhaps even energetic, and ready to take on the world. If this sounds like a scenario you can only dream of, you’re not alone – about half of Americans wake up feeling well-rested. We’ve gathered the 17 best tips for creating the ideal sleep environment to improve your quality of sleep so you can (finally) get a good night’s rest.
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New evidence has suggested a relationship between PTSD and sleep quality, and it appears that interventions focusing on sleep can assist in the management of PTSD. Sleep science, along with current medical research, has reached the point that practitioners are able to not only address the direct benefits of sleep, but improve outcomes of disease and other medical conditions.
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The winter holidays often mean time spent with family and friends, but that doesn’t always translate into meaningful rest. Whether you’re travelling over the holidays or indulging in holiday treats, sleep should be a regular part of your plans. With that in mind, here are 12 sleeping tips to make sure you’re not a Grinch this holiday season.
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This year, the World Sleep Congress took place from September 20th – 25th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Fatigue Science was in attendance to unveil the new Readi application, and with Vancouver being our home city, the occasion was made even more special.
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As body temperature is one of the most important factors regulating sleep, finding a way to stay cool isn’t only important to comfort, it also impacts the rest that you receive at night. During the dog days of summer, we’re taking a look at a product that warm sleepers will find especially interesting, called the ChiliPad.
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For years, Fatigue Science has observed an alarming trend: athletes who are not receiving deep, restorative sleep are struggling to stay healthy and perform at their best. While the research and appreciation of sleep is growing, appraising the sleep quality and quantity of athletes requires an actual measurement of athletes. In this article, we will show you how sleep screening works and what can be learned from performing a baseline reading of athletes at the beginning of their season.
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In the transportation industry, many factors contribute to a high rate of fatigue among drivers. In this blog post, we’ll be looking at the risks associated with fatigue in the transportation industry, some of the common misconceptions about driving fatigued, and the solutions that can be implemented to help solve this issue.