Why does light keep us awake and darkness make us sleepy?

On June 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A new study found a protein in the brain that responds to light and darkness. Many of us have heard that going to sleep when it is dark outside is healthy, as light and darkness influence our circadian rhythm. But how exactly does light affect our sleep-wakefulness cycle? New research…

Don't smile for the camera when sleepy: CARRS-Q study

On October 21, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Drowsy drivers who filmed themselves behind the wheel may have unknowingly given road safety researchers the answer to reducing sleepy driving. Ashleigh Filtness, from Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), took a fly on the wall approach and watched YouTube…