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Links on fatigue-related information
The following external links may be useful in providing additional information about fatigue.
- United States Federal Aviation Administration
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) site has a number of fatigue tools, educational material and links to articles.
An online encyclopaedia, provides an overarching look at fatigue, as well as a list of fatigue-related aviation incidents. Keep in mind that Skybrary, like Wikipedia, can be edited by the public and this may affect the accuracy of the information.
- Fatigue Countermeasures in Aviation
This Aerospace Medical Association (ASMA) presentation from 2009 looks at circadian rhythms, healthy sleeping practices and the value of exercise and nutrition.
- Aircrew Fatigue
A Review of Research Undertaken on Behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This is a good summary of research papers.
- Businesses waking up to the benefits of napping
This article, titled 'Tell your boss: A quick bit of sleep can actually make you more productive', delves into the sleep science of napping.
- 11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep
Eleven surprising health benefits of sleep.
- Fatigue-related road deaths
Fatigue contributed to nearly half the deaths on Mackay roads in 2009.
- Australasian Sleep Association
The peak scientific body in Australia and New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of sleep. The site has a search function that allows you to find sleep specialists by location.
- Narcolepsy and Overwhelming Daytime Sleep Society of Australia
A support group set up to provide counselling and information to people with sleep disorders.
- Sleep Disorders Australia
A voluntary group offering assistance and support to individuals and their families living with sleep disorders throughout Australia.
- Sleep Therapy Australia
A private psychological practice specialising in the treatment of sleep disorders, primarily insomnia. It is based in Queensland but has sleeping disorder information online, as well as an online treatment option.
- CAA Paper 2003/08: A Review of In-flight Napping Strategies
- Fatigue Prevention in the Workplace
A guide that helps people with duties under occupational health and safety laws in NSW and Victoria to comply with those laws in relation to fatigue in the workplace. It explains how the way work is designed can be improved to address and reduce its fatigue risks.
- Abnormal Glucose Levels Found in Transportation Accidents
A US Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Medicine (OAM) report on abnormal glucose levels found in transportation accidents.
- Better Medicine
A 'Better Medicine from Heathgrades' guide to the physiological and pharmaceutical causes of fatigue.
- Better Health Channel
A Victorian government-sponsored health information site with topics including sleep and sleep hygiene.
- Diabetes Australia
Diabetes - awareness, prevention, detection, management, and the quest for a cure.
- Health Insite
General information on fatigue, with links to articles on related topics.
- Why exercise?
ABC science and health reporter Maryke Steffens explains what activities will keep us fit and healthy and how often we need to do them.
- Coping with Shift Work
To what extent are shift workers vulnerable to mood disorders and depression?
- Fatigue and fatigue research: The Australian experience
A paper reviewing the extent and nature of fatigue in road crashes in Australia. Countermeasures to reduce fatigue are discussed, along with constraints to their effective implementation.
- Driver fatigue
Driving while sleep deprived, especially late at night and at dawn, increases the risk of having a 'microsleep' and losing control of your vehicle. The same is likely to apply in the aviation environment.
- Health and Safety Executive
The development of a fatigue/risk index for shift workers, based on research by the UK Health and Safety Executive.
- Booster Shots
The onset of daylight saving time can be hazardous to your health. An article from the Los Angeles Times.
- Jet Lag Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Prevention
Images, a quiz and other information on jet lag and other causes of fatigue.