After only five days of getting a maximum of five hours of sleep people gained up to 2.8 lbs; sleeping up to nine hours per night can help you lose up to 1.2 lbs in five days.Continue reading →
74% of Canadians sleep less than seven hours a night.
50% of Canadians report that lack of sleep affects productivity at work.
60% of Canadians would like to take a short nap during the day if they could.
34% of Canadians feel jet-lagged after the first workday after the weekend.
36% of Canadians describe sleep as a rare luxury.
4 Facts About Pilot FatigueContinue reading →
You can tell people that getting more sleep will decrease your risk of an accident or it will make you react faster or it will improve your ability to pay attention. While these are all real benefits of sleep, they are boring and they don’t promise enough personal payoff to justify changing your lifestyle to make sure you get your zzz’s. What you need to do is spice up the argument to get more sleep with promises like you will improve your sex life if you sleep more, and backing it up with facts.Continue reading →
The way you keep it together is with training. Providing your team with information about fatigue (the subject) and your FRMS (the system) links the people to the FRMS. It’s like welcoming a brand new aircraft to your fleet. If people don’t know how to fly (the subject) or they don’t understand the aircraft (the system), they are going to crash that asset.Continue reading →
Although positive transfer is more likely than negative transfer, error rates can be much higher when negative transfer occurs than when no previously learned behaviour exists.Continue reading →
Does stress change how we perform our jobs? You bet it does.Continue reading →
The research found that cherry juice can reduce the severity of insomnia. This interested me because anytime you can improve sleep, it has benefits on fatigue. In other words, I was lured by the idea of using cherry juice as a fatigue fighter.Continue reading →
If you are not required to have a fatigue risk management system (FRMS), you will be soon enough. Regulators are quickly catching up to fatigue science and realizing that sleep-related fatigue poses serious risks to safety and health. I foresee a day when every single 24/7 operation will have to demonstrate exactly how they manage fatigue. Call it a fatigue risk management system, a fatigue management plan (FMP) or even an alertness management system (AMS), whatever you like, you will need to show exactly how you are managing fatigue. Over the next while, I will show you step by step how I set up an FRMS.Continue reading →
I am always watching the news for interesting stories about fatigue and sleep. I came across a headline that read “British Airways flight was forced to make emergency landing at Heathrow with engine on fire after tired engineers completed work on the WRONG PLANE”. This one stuck with me because of the schedule one of the aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) worked leading up to the accident and the fatigue related slip.Continue reading →
Here are a few tips to start off your 2016 sleepContinue reading →
At between 17 and 18.5 hours of continuous wakefulness, many aspect of performance involved with driving (like hand eye-coordination) are at levels similar to what you would find in a person with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.05%.Continue reading →
Sleeping too little or too much, sleep just right.Continue reading →
Why the TSB Investigates for Fatigue in Every OccurrenceContinue reading →
Ever notice how you feel more energetic in the summer? Have you ever wondered if it was related to the number of BBQ’s you attend?Continue reading →
Anchor sleep can help keep you healthier in the short term and reduce your risk of developing a serious illness in the long term. It can also help with fatigueContinue reading →
1 AM and Mr. Winston decides it is time to interrupt my deep sleep! He’s only two years old and still finds himself full of energy at the wrong times and especially after a day of hiding out in our … Continue reading →
There are lots of reasons why you might be struggling with CPAP. I’m going to talk about the most common ones. The list is not exhaustive and you can find a lot more information about CPAP in the Resources section of my Web site.Continue reading →
Sleep Better…using these Effective and Simple Strategies to Manage StressContinue reading →
Here’s a great set of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement (PLM) Disorder treatment strategies that I developed and used with my clients when I was a Sleep Coach.Continue reading →