The Importance of Sleep

Falling asleep and waking up are controlled by a number of chemical changes in the brain and the blood. Both REM and deep sleep are essential parts of the normal sleep cycle. Foods and medicines that alter the balance of these chemicals also can affect how well we sleep. For example: Caffeine, which is found … Continue reading The Importance of Sleep

Fatigue & Microsleep

People who fall asleep for more than a few minutes are often aware of those lapses. Drivers may not be aware of shorter lapses and "microsleeps", which can also have serious consequences when a quick reaction is needed to avoid a crash. Most people are not aware of how drowsiness affects their driving performance, even … Continue reading Fatigue & Microsleep