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The immediate, short-term health effects of sleep deprivation

Just as we can’t live without food or water, we also can’t live without sleep. But while eating and drinking are voluntary actions, sleep is …

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Goods & Passenger Transport

The role of fatigue in these five aviation disasters

When you step on board a flight, you hand over complete trust and assurance to the flight crew. The flight attendants ensure you are comfortable …

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How fatigue played a role in some of the world’s biggest disasters

Do you try to undermine the importance of sleep? An hour here, 30 minutes there: a few nights of poor sleep isn’t such a big …

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Automotive

Optalert’s licensing opportunities for automotive manufacturers

In an exciting step towards a world without drowsy driving, Optalert is now opening up licensing opportunities to automotive manufacturers. Video cameras in cars In-built …

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The cost of fatigue

Have you ever really stopped to think about all the ways a work-related accident would impact your business? Beyond your business, an accident on-site or …

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Automotive

Semi-autonomous vehicles: are we all asleep at the wheel?

Semi-autonomous vehicles are real: self-driving Volvos are already on Swedish roads and will be commercially available next year, while in 2014, Tesla released their autopilot …

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How tired is too tired?

Google ‘Why am I so tired?’ and you’re met with hundreds of thousands of articles, papers and stories. You quickly realise that you’re not alone …

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How Optalert’s technology can be applied to in-vehicle cameras (even in autonomous cars)

When you stop and think about it, it is quite astonishing how far mankind has come – even just in my lifetime. Technology and transport …

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Automotive

Do vehicle telematics systems really reduce accidents?

A quick overview of vehicle telematics Enter the words “telematics in cars” into a Google search and you’re provided hundreds of thousands of pages on …

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Pharmaceutical

5 reasons you’re having trouble falling asleep at night

Although in recent times I have been sleeping a little better, over the years I have suffered from, at times, incredibly severe insomnia. But it’s …

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Pharmaceutical

Sleep debt: can you catch up on lost sleep?

We’ve all thought it: this weekend, I’m staying in to indulge in some couch time and catch up on lost sleep. Maybe you did that …

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Goods & Passenger Transport

Can ‘anti-sleep’ alarms really help you stay awake while driving?

They market themselves as “life-saving technology” and promise to keep you awake behind the wheel, but what’s the story behind these ‘anti-sleep’ and ‘stay-awake’ apps? …

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Six sleeps myths you need to stop believing

Many of us don’t give sleep the recognition it deserves, or we’re constantly fooled by sleep myths and misconceptions. We spend about one third of …

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Sleeping tips: improve sleep when you’re away from home on business

We travel for a multitude of reasons, two of which include business and pleasure. Regardless of which, you might find it hard to settle in …

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Driver fatigue: why does driving make you tired?

Most of us drive everyday. We drive to and from work, do the school run in the morning and afternoon, couldn’t live without our cars …

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The eyes: window to your soul and your drowsiness!

Learning about sleep and consequently human eye movement is truly fascinating! To think that during certain stages of the sleep cycle our eyes are darting …

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Pharmaceutical

What is the circadian rhythm?

What is the circadian rhythm? You’ve probably heard the term before. In fact, you’ve probably heard it used interchangeably with similar terms including the circadian …

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What causes fatigue?

Fatigue, or what we refer to as drowsiness, is the state right before sleep onset. Most people will experience fatigue after completing a heavy gym …

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Shift work disorder: what is it and how can we better manage it?

Many professionals across a variety of industries feel the effects of an abnormal sleeping schedule due to their jobs. From security guards and air traffic …

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A life’s work

Dr Murray Johns graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1966. He had previously graduated in science from Melbourne University, and worked as a geologist …

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Drowsy driving laws, regulations and rules from around the world

Unfortunately, drowsy driving laws are not as clear-cut as we would want. Even though we universally condemn drowsy driving and understand it’s attributable for one-third …

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How much sleep do you need?

As you age your sleep requirements change, and if you’re not getting enough sleep, your health and safety can be at risk. This chart by …

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Safe driving during the holidays

Christmas and the December holidays are many people’s favourite time of the year. It’s an opportunity to take a break from another hectic year, spend …

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Drowsiness detection on the go

Since Optalert began selling its early-warning drowsiness detection products, the company has focussed its attention on professional drivers. With the release of our new product, …

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