Inside Fatigue Science

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Top 5 reasons you should take advantage of daylight savings 'free' hour of sleep.

You can be prettier, smarter, a better athlete - and it won't cost you a cent. What’s the catch? Sleep.
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What is circadian rhythm?

We often refer to ‘circadian rhythm’ when we talk about the biological needs of our body to sleep. It sounds like a dance move, but it’s actually a science-y thing involving chemicals, hormones, cells and proteins all throughout your body.
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Do you know how tired you are?

In a recent Psychology Today article, Mark Wolverton, suggests that when it comes to sleep deprivation, the gravest danger is "that we no longer realize just how tired we are".
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How to eat and sleep this Thanksgiving weekend

With our Vancouver office celebrating the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, it seemed like a good time to share a few tips to help minimize the impact of weekend activities on your fatigue levels.
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Former Clinton HHR Secretary told employees to "Get more sleep"

Former Health and Human Resources Secretary, Donna Shalala, recently told the Huffington Post that during the Clinton administration, she advised her employees to get more sleep, declaring: "President Clinton hired us for our judgment, not our stamina".
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The sleep pod predicament

We know that napping is important for shift workers like nurses and airline employees, but in an office environment not intended to be a 24/7 workplace – are nap rooms and pods solving or creating a problem?
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Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg: "I'd force myself to get more sleep."

Feeling like there were never enough hours in the day to juggle work and family, she dealt with the demands "by skimping on sleep" and admits that it was "a common but often counterproductive approach… Sleep deprivation just makes people anxious, irritable and confused."
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5 great benefits of sleep

We all know we feel better when we sleep, but the benefits of sleep go far beyond a feel-good day at the office.
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Sleep your way to better business

Unpaid interns are feeling the pressure to work extremely long hours in order to get ahead - in two instances these internships have lead to deaths.
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Unpaid interns at the centre of an epidemic

Fatigue is an epidemic in our society. In over 40% of 18 to 25 year-olds have reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the last month, and 7% of 25 to 35 year-olds have nodded off while driving in the same period of time.
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The basics of sleep

Sleeping - it's something we all know we need to do on a daily basis, yet with the constant demands of our 24/7 lifestyles, we're averaging less sleep than recommended.
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19 facts you probably didn't know about sleep

Did you know sleep is a way more interesting topic than just something we do every day? Check out the infographic on 19 interesting facts you probably didn't know about sleep.
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Are baby Prince George's royal parents getting the sleep they need?

Newborns typically sleep 16 to 17 hours a day. That sounds wonderful to the rest of us, except they wake every three hours or so to be fed, changed, and cuddled.
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How napping can increase your alertness and performance

Napping can be be an effective way to increase your alertness and performance. So how long you should nap for? And which public figures famously napped?