“Who here has ever experienced a micro sleep while driving?”
In every one of the approximately 250 Fatigue workshops I’ve run in the last 4 years I have asked this same question. No matter the make up of the audience, whether they are blue or white collar, almost always around 60% of people in the room say ‘YES’.
It is frightening to think today while you drive of the number of potential micro sleeps that maybe occurring on our roads and in our workplaces Micro sleeps are times when our brains are simply over riding our will power and making poor decisions for us.
In a recent article titled “Sleep Deprivation, Fatigue and Effects on Performance –The Science and Its Implications for Doctors” compiled by the University of Pennsylvania, researchers noted that fatigue had considerable impacts on a person’s ability to perform the follow the tasks: Continue reading “I’m So Tired My Brain is Making Decisions For Me…” »