Reflections

Why it's important to know your chronotype when it comes to work

Why it's important to know your chronotype when it comes to work
The word chronotype isn’t something that hits the mainstream media all that often. In fact, a large number of us probably know very little about wh...

The clock has changed. Again.

The clock has changed. Again.
There is something remarkable about the shifting clocks, in that this daylight saving tradition gets us every time. Is it one hour forward, one hou...

It’s time to get back into sleep: but how?

It’s time to get back into sleep: but how?
In a world that never stops, with offices open around the clock and global business operating throughout international time zones, it seems that we...

Could beating the effects of jet lag be our next big challenge?

Could beating the effects of jet lag be our next big challenge?
This is a linear narrative that is repeated throughout our history. We invent world-changing technology, adopt our lifestyles, cities and economies...

What do office workers really want?

What do office workers really want?
Okay, it’s hard to generalise what all office workers want. And perhaps that’s why, with the rising fad of work-life company values, we’ve seen the...

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...

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...

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’...

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...