Sleep on it

Measuring sleep: The squiggles explained! (Part 2)

Karyn O'Keeffe Apr 07, 2011

In a previous post, I provided an overview of the stages of human sleep.  But how do we determine what stage of sleep a person is in? The current gold standard for objectively measuring sleep is called polysomnography or PSG. This mouthful is derived from the Greek poly meaning ‘many’, somnus meaning ‘sleep’ and graphein meaning ‘to write’.  Polysomnography … Read More

Caffeine affects your sleep. No ifs, no buts.

Karyn O'Keeffe Mar 11, 2011

Caffeine is one of the most commonly consumed psychoactive substances.  It is everywhere, in coffee, black tea, green tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, chocolate and over-the-counter medications.  We are all aware that caffeine is a stimulant; however, few of us appreciate that it can have a significant impact on our sleep. Do any of these statements … Read More

Why blog about sleep?

Karyn O'Keeffe Mar 09, 2011

Brigid Gallagher’s recent blog post on a typical conversation at a social function had me smiling.  I’m no archaeologist.  In fact, the little I know about archaeology, I’ve probably gleaned from Indiana Jones (gasp!).  Yet, there seemed to be so many parallels to the conversations Brigid has experienced and my own, that I couldn’t help but feel like … Read More

Just in from Malaysia – maybe some parallels to draw?

John Nixon Oct 30, 2009

October 29, 2009 22:04 PM Hiring Foreign Firms For HSBB Will Minimise Risks For Local Firms, Says Telecom Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) — Telekom Malaysia’s (TM) decision to sign up foreign principal vendors to spearhead the national High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) project will minimise the business risk to local firms while helping them gain technology transfer, TM group … Read More