Reflections

Sleep deprivation may be leading to depression, not the other way around

Sleep deprivation may be leading to depression, not the other way around
It’s been long assumed – and at times simply taken as a given – that sleep deprivation is a secondary effect of mental health disturbance. The comm...

The future of the workplace is about designing productivity

The future of the workplace is about designing productivity
“The majority of office design focuses on reducing the cost of the space rather than on inspiring people to do better work”, says Despina Katsikaki...

How can technology help us change our habits?

How can technology help us change our habits?
Despite our complex intellect’s desire to make us think that all of our activities are a result of conscious, well thought-through decision making,...

What does connected living really mean?

What does connected living really mean?
Connected living is the new buzzword that lays at the intersection of the tech, construction, architecture and design industries. It seems as thoug...

Our sleep hormone is also a potent antioxidant

Our sleep hormone is also a potent antioxidant
Many are aware that the crux function of the Melatonin hormone is to help us fall asleep, which is indeed one of its most visible qualities. But th...

Sleeping in on the weekend isn’t the solution to tiredness, it might just be the cause

Sleeping in on the weekend isn’t the solution to tiredness, it might just be the cause
It’s a common misconception that sleep deprivation during the week can be restored over the weekend. Lay-ins have become somewhat synonymous with w...

How smart design is pushing scientific research forward

How smart design is pushing scientific research forward
As written on the Victoria & Albert museum’s website “In the beginning science and art were one.” The development of research embedded in the c...

7 easy tips to get energised in the morning

7 easy tips to get energised in the morning
As LYS Technologies is working hard to improve the actionable tips and feedback we offer our LYS 1.0 users, we thought to share some of the fascina...

When it comes to sleep, businesses are finally waking up

When it comes to sleep, businesses are finally waking up
It seems that no matter where you look, businesses are doing everything they can to improve their customers’ sleep. And I don’t blame them – as we’...

Ethical design and going against the attention economy

Ethical design and going against the attention economy
Designing technology that prompts us to both engage and disengage with the devices we use is the dilemma of our times. When the world around us is ...

There's all kinds of ways to enjoy LYS 1.0

There's all kinds of ways to enjoy LYS 1.0
With a few weeks behind us since the LYS 1.0 devices made their way across oceans, mountains and maybe even deserts, we are eagerly speaking to use...

We don’t need ‘to do’ lists to fall asleep, we need day and night

We don’t need ‘to do’ lists to fall asleep, we need day and night
A recent study has found that jotting down a ‘to do’ list before going to bed helps to fall asleep faster. In fact, the 9 minute difference (or 15...