Feel tired all the time? Sluggish? Convinced you’re not getting enough sleep?
You may be right. And the result may be that your exhaustion is influencing you as much as alcohol.
Sleep deprivation and fatigue plague us all at one point or another. But for some organizations, maintaining peak performance is crucial… like the military and sports teams.
That’s why Canadian startup Fatigue Science has been helping sports teams and military organizations manage fatigue.
Here’s the background: the US Army did a 12-year study to build a model that predicts cognitive effectiveness based on sleep quantity, sleep quality and time of day sleep happens.
Fatigue Science then built a cool watch that tracks how much and when you sleep. Your data is plugged into the algorithm, and voila! A simple read-out tells you the percent effectiveness you are at any given moment. Drop below 70% and you’re as impaired as if you were too drunk to drive.
Watch the shelves, because this little gadget is about to be available to consumers. AND Fatigue Science plans to license the algorithm to other wearables, like the Nike Fuel, or the Fitbit. Soon, you’ll be able to monitor and manage your sleep the same way the US Military does.
We’re hoping the Fatigue Science Readiband is out by Christmas, so we can be a little less tired and a little less irritable around all that family!