Featured Research: Sleep Deprivation

The Dark Side of Daylight Saving Time: Science Sheds Light on Sleep Deprivation

Each year, Daylight Saving Time forces everyone to move their clocks ahead before going to bed on Saturday night, and by Monday many are still feeling the effects of the hour of sleep that they lost… More

  • Night-time departures, early morning arrivals, and adjusting to several time zones in a matter of days can rattle circadian rhythms... More

    Crew Schedules, Sleep Deprivation, and Aviation Performance

    Night-time departures, early morning arrivals, and adjusting to several time zones in a matter of days can rattle circadian rhythms... More

  • The United States is facing a public health crisis when it comes to sleep, and psychological scientists are calling for... More

    Wake Up! The Working World Has a Sleep Crisis

    The United States is facing a public health crisis when it comes to sleep, and psychological scientists are calling for... More

  • Sentencing data shows that judges in the US tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year... More

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    Switching to Daylight Saving Time May Lead to Harsher Legal Sentences

    Sentencing data shows that judges in the US tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year... More

  • We need to wake up to the fact that sleep is a vital component to safe driving, says psychological scientist... More

    Waking Up to Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    We need to wake up to the fact that sleep is a vital component to safe driving, says psychological scientist... More

  • Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according to research published in Psychological Science, a... More

    Sleep Deprivation May Increase Susceptibility to False Memories

    Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according to research published in Psychological Science, a... More

Psychological science reveals the consequences of too little sleep when we’re working, driving, or even in court.

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