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    40 Facts About Sleep You Probably Didn't Know...

    Some interesting facts about sleep that you probably didn't know. Everything from facts about sleep deprivation to REM sleep, to methods to reset the sleep-wake clock.

    A few of the 40 facts below:

    - Some studies suggest women need up to an hour's extra sleep a night compared to men, and not getting it may be one reason women are much more susceptible to depression than men.

    - Ducks at risk of attack by predators are able to balance the need for sleep and survival, keeping one half of the brain awake while the other slips into sleep mode.

    - Exposure to noise at night can suppress immune function even if the sleeper doesn’t wake. Unfamiliar noise, and noise during the first and last two hours of sleep, has the greatest disruptive effect on the sleep cycle
    The Rest of the Facts:
    http://abc.net.au/science/sleep/facts.htm

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    Scientists have not been able to explain a 1998 study showing a bright light shone on the backs of human knees can reset the brain's sleep-wake clock.
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    - The extra-hour of sleep received when clocks are put back at the start of daylight in Canada has been found to coincide with a fall in the number of road accidents.
    - Seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol-level of 0.05%.
    Wow! These are kind of scary considering I work sometimes until 3,4 or even 7AM one night of the week! :-\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mousesk View Post
    Wow! These are kind of scary considering I work sometimes until 3,4 or even 7AM one night of the week! :-\
    its about working smarter not harder

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    24 hours without sleep is equivalent to a blood alcohol level of approx. 0.1% - 5 times the legal limit (0.02%) here in Norway.

    The government is running a campaign to get people to stop and sleep for 15 minutes if they're feeling sleepy behind the wheel.

    Nice flash animation:
    http://www.vegvesen.no/stoppogsov/

    Try to pick different methods to keep awake and watch the show
    Here's the options you can pick:
    Stikk hodet ut av vinduet - Stick your head out the window
    Synge høyt for deg selv - Sing loudly to yourself
    Spis en kjempemiddag - Eat a giant dinner
    Kjøre fortere - Drive faster
    Drikke kaffe og brus - Drink coffee and soda
    Skru på aircondition-anlegget - Turn on the aircondition
    Spise mye sjokolade - Eat a lot of chocolate
    Ikke gå på do - Don't go to the bathroom
    Stikke fingeren i tenneren - Put your finger in the cigarette lighter outlet
    Stoppe og sove i 15 minutter - Stop and sleep for 15 minutes

    The government has had some cool campaigns recently. One of them is Donna Diesel truckers guide - for foreign truck drivers in Norway.

    Another one is the huge "use your seatbelt" posters all around the roads. These posters are being adopted by the russians too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site View Post
    its about working smarter not harder

    Hahaha, I do, but I also work with an install 'team' of people. And as a team we can only go as fast as the slowest person. Unfortunately we just hired a very very slow person to replace our Unix person. Anyone out there that knows SCO Unix??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mousesk View Post
    Anyone out there that knows SCO Unix??
    Skilled tech is very hard to find these days

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