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If you're like most people, the first 15 minutes after you wake up aren't your finest moments. Aside from morning breath, bed head, crusty eyes and grumpiness, you're not firing on all cylinders, mentally speaking, right after getting out of bed. This transitional...

Whether you take it in the form of an espresso shot, a matcha latte, or a diet coke, many of us need caffeine to get us through the day. While caffeine is not the answer to fatigue and should not be overused, 80-90%...

Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult at the best of times. But it can be even harder when you’re anxious or have something on your mind – a global pandemic, for example. Even if you’re struggling, getting a good night’s sleep...

COVID-19 has fundamentally altered the way we are working. We know that in times of crisis and heightened anxiety, increased workload can compound already challenging work conditions and lead to fatigue. Now, more than ever is the time to focus on managing fatigue...

COVID-19 has caused fundamental changes in the ways we work. You’re likely working from home and navigating new terrain in terms of how to get work done, collaborate and perform in the face of plenty of new constraints. You’re also likely to be exhausted,...

As all of our minds are captured by COVID-19, we’ve seen heaps of support for all of the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who are on the front lines fighting this pandemic. While a lot of focus has rightfully been on making...

In these uncertain times, many of us are privileged enough to be able to work from home, though this way of working presents a new set of challenges. One of the pitfalls of working from home can be the increased number of distractions...

When we think of the typical obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patient, we often imagine someone overweight, sedentary, middle-aged . . . and male. Until recently, many doctors viewed sleep apnea as mostly a man’s disease, and that resulted in many more men than...

Cruise ships have been on all of our minds here at ISS in the last few weeks after the Diamond Princess Cruise in Japan was the first in a wave of vessels exporting coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world. One of the troubling aspects that...

If you find yourself struggling to quit sugar and unhealthy fats, it might be because you're not getting enough sleep, according to a study published in this month by the Journal of the American Heart Association. The researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical...

A new regulation requiring Australian law firms to report hours worked by graduate lawyers has prompted debate within the industry over the demands on young employees. This is following the revelations that many graduate lawyers at Australia’s top firms may not even be...

New research at the University of British Columbia has suggested that being exposed to a romantic partner’s scent can help improve sleep quality even when they are not present. For the study, the researchers analysed sleep data from 155 participants who were given two...