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Diagnosing the dangers of drowsiness

Thursday, August 03, 2017 by James Gorry
Companies working in 24-hour industries face a number of challenges related to the health and welfare of their staff. The risk of a fatigue-related incident is most commonly attributed to a driver’s levels of drowsiness, but there are other factors, too. Shift workers particularly are  .. Continue reading >

30 percent of night drivers may be drowsy

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
MEDIA RELEASE The CEO of Australian technology company Optalert has revealed recent data pointed to a shocking 30 percent of professional drivers at risk of falling asleep each time they get behind the wheel. Optalert CEO Scott Coles has implored Australian goods and passenger t .. Continue reading >

The impact of exercise on sleep

Monday, June 26, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
There is no doubt sleep plays a vital role in your overall health and wellbeing. When you aren’t getting enough good quality sleep it can impact your short- and long-term health. As we discuss regularly, there are many ways to improve the quality of sleep and in this blog we’re looki .. Continue reading >

When to take sleeping tablets

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Chris Hocking
Given what we know about the negative impact on your health if you aren’t sleeping well, sleeping tablets may help. However, there can be a real stigma attached to the notion of sleeping tablets. A possible reason for this stigma is that when we read about sleeping pills, it is often attac .. Continue reading >

Drowsiness vs fatigue: how do they differ?

Monday, June 05, 2017 by Dr Trefor Morgan
The words “drowsiness” and “fatigue” are usually used interchangeably, but they differ significantly. While fatigue can refer to a feeling of tiredness or exhaustion due to illness or physical activity, drowsiness refers specifically to the state right before sleep. F .. Continue reading >

NTC submission: Clarifying control of autonomous vehicles

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
Introduction Optalert has responded to the NTC's recent discussion paper "Clarifying control of automated vehicles" with the following submission...Our understanding of the discussion paper “Clarifying control of automated vehicles” is to resolve issues of control relating to aut .. Continue reading >

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