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Sleep Well in Seattle 2 – adjusting mealtimes

With colleagues from Baines Simmons and Clockwork Research travelling to the Flight Safety Foundation's International Air Safety Summit (IASS) in Seattle 12-14 November, Senior Researcher Dr. Cristina Ruscitto is publishing a series of jet lag tips throughout this week with advice on how to mitigate the effects of jet lag when travelling. If...Read more

Sleep Well in Seattle 1 – natural light

If, like us, you’ll be travelling to the Flight Safety Foundation’s International Air Safety Summit next week, look out for Senior Researcher Dr. Cristina Ruscitto’s jet lag tips throughout this week ahead of the conference. We’ll be publishing Cristina’s advice in a series of blogs to help you mitigate the...Read more

Watches, clocks and body clocks!

Clock changes can disrupt our circadian rhythm, in terms of its timing e.g. when peaks and lows occur in the 24h cycle of hormones such as melatonin (the sleep hormone) that help regulate our sleep/wake cycle.  With the clock change, it’s darker earlier in the evening. This in turn can...Read more

Sleep takes center stage on prime time TV

‘How to Get A Good Night’s Sleep’ – A new series starting tonight on Channel 5. This follows an excellent BBC documentary last week about the impact of the body clock on sleep and health, referenced in a post by Senior Researcher, Cristina Ruscitto, last week: This time Channel 5...Read more

Causal link between insomnia and depression

With the focus on World Mental Health day today, we wanted to highlight findings from the research community over recent years that shows a very strong link between insomnia and sleep disturbances and depression. A BMC Public Health study has also shown that there is an association between the length...Read more

CASA publishes modernisation of Australia’s fatigue rules

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has published updated fatigue management rules in response to independent review.  There will be a staged transition to the new rules with high capacity regular public transport operators required to transition to new fatigue rules by 30 September 2019 and all other air operators needing...Read more

Bedtime is not just for kids!

A new study shows that consistent bedtimes in adults are associated with falling asleep earlier in the evening and better cardio-metabolic health outcomes than irregular bedtimes. The study looked at adults who don’t work shift work, but may have irregular sleep patterns e.g. staying up late some nights but not...Read more

Air Partner’s Clockwork Research appoints Dr Cristina Ruscitto as Senior Researcher

Clockwork Research, a leading fatigue risk management consultancy and part of Air Partner’s Consulting & Training division, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Cristina Ruscitto as Senior Researcher. She reports directly to Dr Alexandra Holmes, Research Director at Clockwork Research, and is based at the company’s office in...Read more

Napping – Do’s and Don’ts

With the arrival of World Sleep Day on 16th March, our fatigue risk management experts at Clockwork Research say that napping done right is good for the brain and your work performance! But are you using the correct napping techniques? While a short nap at work cannot reverse severe sleep debt,...Read more

Clockwork Research reveals the unknown and potentially fatal dangers of microsleeps and how to avoid them

To mark World Sleep Day, an event recognised across the world on the 16th March, Air Partner’s fatigue risk management consultancy Clockwork Research has released a white paper detailing the dangers of microsleeps for workers in safety-critical industries, such as aviation and medicine, and how best to avoid them. Microsleeps...Read more