The Night Shift, Nurses and Sleep Deprivation

There’s been a lot in the news lately about people who work the late shift and have trouble staying awake, in particular about air traffic controllers.  One group of people who seem to have developed a system to avoid the same problems of falling asleep on the job,...

Sleep Deprivation And Air Traffic Control

Lack of sleep can make doing almost everything we need to do much more difficult.  Trying to do a job while sleep deprived often leads to poor job performance, something we all want to avoid.  This can be particularly problematic for those who make important and...

Could You Be A Super Sleeper?

Do you think you can function on four hours of sleep?  What about if you got four hours for two nights?  What if you only got four hours of sleep every night for a week—do you think you could function normally then? The answer for almost all of us is no.  Most of us...

Parkinson’s Disease and Sleep

One of the strangest and most interesting things about sleep is dreaming. Dreams are a very complex phenomenon, and while some may reflect what we are worrying or thinking about during the day, some are just plain weird. The most memorable and emotionally powerful...