Hope for Jet Setters and Shift Workers

Nothing is more frustrating than needing to be and feel awake and alert, but you just can’t for whatever reason. Although life is usually very busy for those who have regular 9 to 5 jobs and families to run, it’s quite different for people whose jobs have them covering odd shifts or traversing the country through different time zones and long journeys (ahem business travelers).

Sleep Hacking Circa 1945

From the Time Magazine archives: a story about Richard Buckminster Fuller, who tried hacking sleep back in 1943, and came up with similar results to those we’ve discussed before (namely, social isolation from others who sleep on a "normal"...

Falling Asleep During PowerPoint Presentations

Does this happen to you?  If so, it may not be your fault — it could be your brain. From InformationWeek:   The brain simply isn’t wired to absorb information in two simultaneous forms as well as it takes in one type of information. Processing the...

Sleep-Deprived Call Center Workers

A recent article in the The Hindu, the online edition of India’s National Newspaper, caught my eye in that it mentions sleep — specifically, sleep deprivation and insomnia. Those working in IT call centers and BPO’s can suffer from these sleep problems for the...