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An online self-help program that helps people sleep better is more effective than the targets for face-to-face psychological therapy, a study involving over 7,000 NHS patients has found. Sleepio, a six-week digital treatment for insomnia, helped 56% of users beat the condition, whereas the target rate for...

We’re all familiar with this restorative role of sleep for the brain–pulling an all-nighter or staying awake during a red-eye flight can not only change our mood but also affect our ability to think clearly until, at some point, it practically shuts down...

The presence of dreaming during rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep indicates that memory formation may occur during this sleep stage. But a Japanese study published in June found that activity in a specific group of neurons is necessary for memory consolidation during REM sleep. Identifying...

This week at ISS we’ve been talking about a positive development in the area of fatigue management – and that is a shift in culture towards trust and honesty. In July, a report was released on a 2017 Air Ambulance accident in Alaska...

The British Office of Rail and Road is sending the message that fatigue must be taken seriously as a safety concern after its first prosecution of a fatigue safety incident where two men tragically died after a railway contractor let them work 25...

It's going to be a long time until air travel feels normal again, but it's also likely that many of us will have to travel before a vaccine is widely adopted. So in the meantime, airlines are looking at innovative ways to make...

Humans require ample sleep to function optimally. New research suggests neural networks may also benefit from extended rest. There are myriad benefits of hunkering down for a good night's sleep. Adequate rest has a wide range of positive effects ranging from enhanced problem solving...

Driver mistakes play a role in virtually all crashes. So, the logic goes: If you remove people from the equation, far fewer crashes will happen. That’s why automation has been held up as a potential game-changer for safety. But autonomous vehicles might prevent only...

While you would think that a huge decrease in travel would have eased pressure on our roads and skies, it appears that it has actually introduced a whole new set of safety concerns. The rate of highway deaths has actually risen as drivers speed...

Commuting is a daily reality for the vast majority of workers, one that you may not have missed while we were all working from home. But it is also a potential hazard, especially for people on non-standard working patterns, because driver fatigue is one...

Ah, the infamous coffee nap… we mentioned it in our previous blog post ‘How to use caffeine strategically’ and we thought that it deserved its own standalone article. If you’ve never heard of it before, a coffee nap is a 90s era #lifehack and...