FOOD FOR THOUGHT: FAST YOURSELF AWAKE

Starvation or fasting reduces feelings of tiredness and the need to sleep, according to research into fruit flies. Scientists have recognised the relationship between sleep and dietary metabolism for some time, and evidence that inadequate sleep increases risk of obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease has been well explored. But this research highlighted the relationship between sleep and lipids – fatty molecules that include […]

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WHY NAPPING ON THE JOB IS GOOD

Researchers from NASA say the perfect nap lasts for 26 minutes. — (@UberFacts) March 08, 2015 Calls for napping in the workplace following cases of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job are supported by research that shows short naps improve mental alertness. A ’26-minute nap improved performance 34% and alertness 54%’ according to a study from 1995, conducted […]

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