Tag Archives: sleep deprivation

Human errors!

25 Mar

– The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, the Challenger space shuttle disaster and the Chernobyl nuclear accident have all been attributed to human errors in which sleep-deprivation played a role.



Parents and sleep!

23 Mar

– A new baby typically results in 400-750 hours lost sleep for parents in the first year


Paranoid much?

21 Mar

-The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses.


Did you know?

1 Mar

1 out of 5 vehicle accidents is due to lack of sleep? Many people think the #1 reason is drunk driving but it is actually sleep deprivation.


You know you need more sleep if…

27 Jan

You’re Ravenous

If you find yourself hungry all day (and not because you skipped breakfast or have recently amped up your gym routine) it might be because you’ve been skimping on sleep.

Research presented at the 2010 meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior linked little shuteye with higher levels of the hormone ghrelin, the same one that triggers hunger.