Health

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...

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...

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...

From CBD oil to banana-peel tea, we get all kinds of unorthodox methods to help induce sleep come across our desk every week; but one that’s likely been all over your feed for the last few years are blue light glasses. Blue light glasses...

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...