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The brain science of sleep (or the trouble with the snooze button)

Not feeling “on the ball” on workday mornings? There’s a reason for this. According to the brain science of sleep, it takes more hours to become alert and ready to work than generally believed. Despite appearances, we really aren’t all that productive during our first hours awake as Maria Konnikova explains in this post.

Brainwaves For Leaders

Since this is the last post before the neuresourcegroup offices close for the holidays—and especially because we all plan to catch up on lost sleep—we thought we’d reprint this intriguing article by Maria Konnikova on the importance of maintaining a natural sleep cycle and the high cost of ignoring it.

Also, since we’ve just announced that our next working breakfast will feature Australian nap advocate Thea O’Connor on ways to manage fatigue (28 March 2014 in Brisbane), it’s not only an appropriate way to end a great year but a perfect way to set the scene for the next.  Happy, restful holidays to all!




On a typical workday morning, if you’re like most people, you don’t wake up naturally. Instead, the ring of an alarm clock probably jerks you out of sleep. Depending on when you went to bed, what day of the week it is, and…

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3 responses to “The brain science of sleep (or the trouble with the snooze button)

  1. rajeeviyer February 12, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Hi Lynn, tnx for adding me up!..i am new to how can i send msgs to you..pls guide?

    • Lynn Patra February 12, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Hi Rajeev! You’re very welcome and thank you for sharing it with me. I really enjoy the photography that you’ve posted up so far and look forward to seeing more!

      I checked the “dashboard” control area for the blog but I don’t think there is any way to send private messages on WordPress. So we’ll just have to stick to the other methods for that (LinkedIn, Skype, email, etc.).

      Hope all is going well! 🙂

      • Rajeev February 25, 2014 at 6:21 am

        hi..tnx for writing back..and also for liking my photography..i am a person who likes clicking photos very much..its my prime hobby..u can be sure u will be seeing more photography from me..

        hope ur enjoying out there..!

        also..since i cant reacg you in skype..u can call up if possible..!

        keep rocking…Rajeev!!

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