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We hope that everyone had a fantastic New Year’s Eve! We are heading into a packed 2020 feeling refreshed and ready to work harder than ever. Every New Year’s Day, we pledge that this is the year that we get in shape, and we...

The holiday season may be a magical time to catch up with old friends, visit with family and enjoy holiday parties, but it can also be a time of significant stress, sleep deprivation, and habits that can damage our health and immune system....

The Japanese word ‘Kaizen’ means change, and it has become a philosophical framework that guides individuals to transform their habits. Using psychological teachings around why we find it difficult to give up bad habits and stick to new challenges, the Kaizen method encourages...

Some experts have said that drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving, and as such we should devote as much attention to tired and fatigued drivers as we do to speeding and inebriated ones. Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) says that...

Transport for London (TFL) recently announced a range of measures to address fatigue among bus drivers, which has been reported as a factor in several incidents involving London’s buses. In the five years from January 2014, almost 5,000 people were injured by crashes involving...

Air travel these days is already a marathon, but with Qantas' testing the limits of human endurance recently with a 19-hour trial flight, we wanted to provide some tips on surviving an ultra-long haul flight. 1. Stay hydrated Obviously this involves drinking plenty of water,...

More and more people are turning to pharmaceutical drugs to improve their performance at work and university, which raises a lot of questions about their efficacy and safety. How did nootropics like Modafinil go from a powerful narcolepsy drug to the centre of...

A recent study by researchers at the University of South Australia looked at how food intake can affect those working the nightshift. By testing the impact of a snack, a meal, or no food at all, the study found that a simple snack...

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NVHR) is calling for more flexibility in fatigue rules in its submission to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) review being conducted by the National Transport Commission. The implementation of the submission would allow operators with demonstrably robust fatigue...

While we live in an increasingly globalised world, people still tend to sleep very differently in different countries. The diversity of sleeping habits around the world can reflect attitudes towards health, work-life balance, relationship to the environment, and a myriad of other cultural...

Are you struggling to sleep? Try being more optimistic! A recent study has found that those with a more optimistic disposition had significantly better odds of getting better quality sleep. More than 3,500 people ages 32-51 participated in the 2019 study, which measured optimism...

A new study conducted at NASA’s Ames Research Centre in California identified a simple and easily obtainable set of eye movement measurements that can provide accurate insights into whether a person is sleep-deprived. Participants spent two weeks on regular 8.5 hours per night sleep...