Inside Fatigue Science

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From high tea to hypnotics: Sleep aid starting points for performance athletes

Elite athletes are presumably more aware of the impacts of poor sleep, however, research suggests they're still more likely to use (and possibly abuse) sleep medications.

Concussions further linked to lasting sleep and fatigue issues

According to the American Academy of Neurology, people who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have sleep problems a year and a half after being injured.
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It’s not just physical: The difference between mental and physical fatigue

When we talk about fatigue, we’re talking about reduced alertness, reaction time, and effectiveness; all of which manifest in the form of sub-optimal athletic performance.
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5 areas sleep has the greatest impact on athletic performance

It's become clear that quality and quantity of sleep obtained by elite athletes can be the edge between winning and losing, and as critical as physical conditioning and nutrition.
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The sleepy surgeon: a look at surgeon fatigue

In modern medical research there is less and less criticism of the methodology of published research and more and more criticism of the interpretation of the results.
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What’s behind the Readiband? How we measure and predict fatigue

When we talk about our technology, you’ll hear us say that Readiband can measure both sleep and fatigue.
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Schedule variability linked to fatigue and human factors incidents

Schedule variability linked to fatigue and human factors incidents in new US Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Association study.
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Is sleep apnea affecting workplace safety in your organization?

Sleep apnea is a “chronic medical condition that is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness, inattention, and fatigue. It may impair daily function, induce or exacerbate cognitive deficits, and increase the likelihood of errors and injuries.”
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Think you are performing your best with 6 hours of sleep?

One of the studies Arianna Huffington refers to indicates that people who sleep 6 hours per night for two weeks are equally as fatigued as someone who has stayed up for 48 hours.
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Circadian factors in athletic performance

A new study published in the December issue of the Journal of Sleep has looked at the impact of circadian factors on athletic performance in NFL football players and concluded that those "playing close to the circadian peak in performance demonstrate a significant athletic advantage over those who are playing at other times."
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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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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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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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Don’t think you need sleep? What if we told you it boosts brain cell numbers

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep – it replenishes your brain cells.