Alertness

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...

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...

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%...

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...

The exact reason why we sleep has long been one of the greatest mysteries of modern science, but a recent study offers a theory corroborated earlier research that sleep may act as a way for your brain to flush out all the waste...

The increase of sleep pods and relaxation rooms in offices, ostensibly introduced to combat increased stress and fatigue among employees, may actually be fuelling a 24-hour working culture. In recognition of the importance of sleep, innovative companies like Google, Nike, and Hootsuite have all...

With Superbowl LIV right around the corner, there is no better time to talk about the integration of fatigue science in the world of sport, especially the NFL. NFL teams obsessively track everything they can about a player: weight, muscle mass, hand-eye coordination and...

In a step in the right direction, the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) updated their Worksite Health ScoreCard in 2019 to include sleep and fatigue questions for the first time since it was introduced in 2012. The tool is for employers to...

While we absolutely do not recommend letting yourself get sleep deprived, sometimes there are days when it’s just unavoidable. So if you couldn’t sleep last night, we’ve got some tips to help you power through a work day when you’d much rather hit...

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...