Health

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...

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...

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...

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...

Here at ISS, all kinds of unorthodox methods to help induce sleep come across our desk every week. The most recent of these being banana-peel tea. Supposedly boiling a whole washed banana in a saucepan with water for 10-15 minutes and drinking the...

Across heavy industry, including mining, fatigue has been shown to be the greatest single cause of workplace accidents. As such, addressing fatigue in miners is an issue of safety as well as an issue of productivity and employee wellbeing. An employee that is...