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Large amounts of homework and busy social (including social media) lives are the reason teens are night owls, right? It may add to the reason, however, biological sleep patterns shift later for both sleeping and waking during adolescence. Also, during this time, teens...

It was recently reported in Australia that airport ground handling staff were concerned about their fatigue levels and the implication it could have on airport safety. Staff are reportedly sleeping in sub-optimal conditions at the airport between working split shifts.The organisation under the...

It's a long weekend in Australia this weekend and for many of us, this means jumping in the car and heading on a road trip. Being a short week, working longer days to cram a week's worth of work in is the status...

Sports fever is upon us this month, with the US National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament and the Australian Football League just kicking off, amongst many other International sporting events. Sports scientists from around the world have suggested that adrenaline, lactic acid clearance and...

The firefighting season in the southern hemisphere has been in full swing, with devastating blazes burning across countries including Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina. Fighting fires is a physically and mentally demanding job, to say the least. This is not only for the...

Fatigue is frequently experienced by workers within many industries, at all levels. For managers and executives, arduous days, after-hours phone calls, overflowing email inboxes, and unremitting commercial pressures mean that work hours are excessively long and stressful. This can lead to unhealthy lifestyle...

We spent some enjoyable time this month working with a client in Spain. Although we were working mostly with around-the-clock staff, when it came to normal working hours and daily factors that can affect sleep, we noticed vast cultural differences to what we...

In October we saw Bosch Australia in partnership with the Victorian Government, TAC and VicRoads, test drive a self-driving car around Albert Park, Victoria. Although it's no Formula 1 car, Gavin Smith, President of Bosch Australia has stated that the Bosch engineered Tesla...

We're off to the UK tonight, on our first of many trips overseas this year. While working out our sleep routine, in order for us to hit the ground running, we were reminded of Qantas' announcement last month to fly non-stop from Perth...

Last month in Australia, a central Queensland coal miner was awarded $1.25 million in personal damages after sustaining injuries from an accident whilst driving home fatigued. The Supreme Court found the mining company and its contractors had not done enough to reduce the risk...

Holidays are one of the most high-risk periods on our roads. Unfortunately, both accident and fatality rates are significantly worse during these times. If you're driving during the holidays, be sure to help manage the risks of driver fatigue by: Taking regular breaks (planned...