Doctors and the Danger of Not Knowing How to Stay Awake.

Nobody needs to be reminded of a doctor’s role in society. They are the ones who diagnose and therefore cure, for what is a cure or remedy if it is for the wrong reasons? Occupying a highly important strata in the community, they still are by no means above anyone when it comes to working a shift. As the saying goes, someone has to do it. Hence some doctors are tasked with filling the role of a doctor-on-call for the night, while some may have posts in the emergency rooms of hospitals. They are experts in their field and…

The Effective Nurse Knows How To Stay Awake.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the United States indicated that studies made show a decreasing rate in people’s length of sleep over the years. In 1910 for example, most people slept for nine (9) hours, while in 2002 it was only 6.9 hours (during days of work). The digital age could be a culprit too as the internet poses as an added activity before sleep that keeps people unnecessarily awake longer, only to feel deprived of sleep the next day (or night) and struggling to know how to stay awake at work. The vital role…

What Keeps You Awake On The Road?

Every driver understands the need to remain alert throughout a journey. Our highways and roads are not just open spaces for vehicles to drive on. You have to contend with fellow drivers, pedestrian, animals, other vehicles, sharp bends, potholes and many other challenges and obstacles. Each of these barriers can lead to crashes that will injure or kill you, your passenger, pedestrians or fellow drivers. Unless you know how to avoid these obstacles and remain alert when driving, you would rather remain at home or allow someone else to chauffer you around….

How To Stay Awake When Lives Are At Stake.

Drowsiness and fatigue are often used interchangeably in the field of driving. What does this mean? It simply means that both terminologies are taken to mean one and the same. Perhaps because fatigue can lead one to fall into sleep, analysts of driving accidents usually assume that tiredness is cured with sleep. This is not necessarily the case all the time. The main question is how to stay awake while driving when fatigue sets in. A study submitted to the Tasmania Law Institute by Dr. Murray W. Johns of Sleep Diagnostics Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia entitled “Drowsy Driving…

Circadian Rhythm and Snooze – Driver-Fatigue Tools.

Driver-fatigue related crashes result in numerous fatalities every year. Aside from shelling out for an expensive detection technology built into high-end vehicles only – see below for some viable options to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Anti-Sleep Pilot Like a game show contestant – the Anti-Sleep Pilot has you buzzing in on a timer installed on your dashboard. The unit is designed to measure your continual awareness by requiring you to react to various beeps…

Truck Driver Fatigue to Blame in Taking the Life of Mother of Two.

On a bright, early autumn sunny afternoon in September, Janice Widmer and her two young children Chase and June were driving home to Vermont from a nearby birthday party in New England. As Mrs. Widmer reduced her driving speed in an oncoming construction zone where the traffic merged into one lane, a semi-truck driving at high speeds smashed into the back of Janice’s car, pushing the family into a tractor-trailer driving in front of her. The man in the semi was suffering from truck driver fatigue. He had fallen asleep at the wheel, causing severe injuries to the two young children…

Invest In How To Stay Awake, Awake, Awake!

In Australia it is estimated that about twenty percent (20%) of road accidents are caused by drowsy driving, drowsy being defined as that state somewhere between wakefulness and being asleep with a momentary loss of awareness as one dozes off involuntarily or manages to stay conscious but undergoes fluctuating states of alertness and non-awareness, with the latter possibly occurring even with eyes that are not shut. Although being drunk may potentially induce sleepiness, it does not necessarily follow that getting drunk will surely result in falling asleep. The trick is to know how to stay awake and…

The Nature of Call Centers and How to Stay Awake.

Stiff competition amongst businesses have paved the way for better customer relations. Since the client is always at center stage, call centers have become a necessity in ensuring that these people who bring in the profits are well taken cared of. Call center agents are always ready to be at their beck and call, not to mention every whim and fancy. Offshore call centers have been in fashion for some time, as the practice has proven to be cost-effective. Outsourcing this aspect of customer services has been a mutually beneficial partnership for all concerned. The trick is just…

The Hazardous Task Of An Air Traffic Controller And Why They Should Know How To Stay Awake.

Have you ever flown? Are you a frequent traveler? Then your life may also depend on air traffic controllers, apart from pilots of course. Pilots are dependent on the signs or instructions that these specific workers issue with regard to landings and takeoffs of aircrafts. They also use visual references, computers, or radars both to monitor and direct airplanes on the ground as well as on the air level. They are likewise responsible for controlling all kinds of ground traffic in airports such which includes airport workers and baggage vehicles. This is certainly one career that needs information…

Deadly Tour – the sobering facts of Drivers Fatigue

“I just thought I was exempt from all of that stuff.” Damian said of his band’s tour van being involved in a near fatal accident caused by drivers fatigue with him behind the wheel. “I don’t drink, I never party – everyone knows that. I’m always the go to DD (designated driver).” Yet after a long cross country tour with his band this past month, Damian learned he might as well have had a few drinks – that the severity of his drivers fatigue rivaled that of a legally drunk person. The contributing factors of poor sleep, late shows and long…