Professor Drew Dawson has provided expert witness testimony in many fatigue-related court cases, due to his internationally recognized expertise in fatigue management, NapNow asked him a simple question about a complex area of law: - is it legal to nap at work? NapNow: Lets break it down. If your boss says it’s ok to nap
Are you pre-destined to experience an afternoon slump, or can you influence the size of the slump to some degree? While the afternoon dip in alertness is part of our normal biological rhythms, there are some common lifestyle habits that can make the afternoon a whole lot worse than it needs to be. Thea O'Connor,
In 2009 a UK National Siesta Day was cancelled due to reports of research showing that napping 'causes' diabetes. Was this an unfortunate knee-jerk reaction to really bad media reporting, blurring the distinction between cause and association? Or is, in fact, the humble nap a dangerous practice when it comes to our health? NapNow sought
Have you ever had the sneaking suspicion that you might be over-relying on caffeine, chocolate or sugar to get you through the afternoon slump? You realise that while these things might taste or feel great initially, they can leave you with the strange sensation of being wired and tired, only to ‘dump’ you later on.
Imagine working for 15 to 16 hours straight, in life-threatening conditions for days in a row while only clocking up four to five hours sleep each night. Extreme exhaustion: that’s how firefighters describe their state when working in such conditions, according to PhD student Grace Vincent of Deakin University. In principle, fire-fighter’s shifts are limited
Dr Sarah Blunden, paediatric sleep specialist and Senior Research Fellow at the Appleton Institute, explains why. Adolescence can be a difficult time for a range of reasons. Sleep is one of them. In fact, adequate sleep is a critical factor in adolescent health and wellbeing. It’s essential for: attention, concentration and learning control of behaviour,