Inside Fatigue Science

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Think you have a sleep disorder? There's no app for that... yet

We know that how much you sleep and how long you sleep has a measured impact on human health, safety and performance. Sufficient sleep is defined as 7-9 hours, but there are no shortage of reports available which demonstrate that the average adult is not getting enough.
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Tips for sleeping well while on the road

We know that sleeping can be a challenge while on the road – you’re away from the comforts of home, spending long days sitting in a car, and out of your routine.
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Showing up to work tired is just like showing up to work drunk

"During the last few decades the average American has lost an hour and a half of sleep per night. Sleep researchers at Harvard say the workplace is suffering to the tune of $63 billion a year as a result of insomnia, and all the health and productivity problems that go with it..."
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Sleep advice for shift workers

We know that our circadian rhythm dictates that we should be sleeping at night and awake during the day – In an ideal world that would be the case, but the reality is many people work in 24/7 environments which require them to challenge their body’s natural sleep and wake inclinations.
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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.