Who Needs Sleep?

17 January, 2014

WHO NEEDS SLEEP? from IMAGO – CINEMATOGRAPHERS on Vimeo.

Working in the film industry is often viewed as a glamorous way to make a living, and for some, it very well could be. However, for the below-the-line crew in the film industry, the never-ending trend of making films quicker and for less money has led to some troubling working conditions. One of the most troubling of these conditions is the fact that the length of workdays is completely unregulated outside of mandatory overtime pay after a certain amount of hours worked. This leads many productions to regularly operate with 14+ hour work days, which, as legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler reveals in his 2006 documentary, Who Needs Sleep, is not only dangerous, but it could have some potentially deadly consequences.Documentary 2006
directed by Haskell Wexler ASC

Synopsis:
A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work. Focusing in particular in the film industry.
Unsettled by the preventable death of a coworker, filmmaker Haskell Wexler learns that sleep deprivation and long work hours are a deadly combination. Interweaving medical findings with personal accounts, his camera reveals how a 24/7 work culture affects all Americans.

Runtime: 78 min

The Secret To Better Sleep

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The Secret to Better Sleep

14 tips to recover from a sleepless night

14 December, 2011

Last night, our two-year old woke up and screamed.  Sounds familiar?

He is normally a very reliable sleeper, so my wife and I both assumed that it was time to get up and take his older brothers and sister to school.

It was only when we were reaching for our toothbrushes, that we glanced at the clock.

It read 1.30am!

We crept back to bed, taking our toddler with us, feeling rather foolish.
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Why pulling an all-nighter can have unexpected consequences. The effects of Sleep Deprivation.

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sleep deprivation effects

sleep deprivation effects

Sleep deprivation and other sleep disorders can have a serious effect on health, going beyond just making us cranky and moody the following day.

More of us could be pulling an all-nighter than any generation before us.  Whether it is working on a presentation, writing a paper for school, or going on a bender for a friend’s birthday, we may be ignoring one of our body’s fundamental needs – sleep.

A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that there could be another, lesser-known side-effect.

The researchers studied the brains of healthy young adults and found that they experience short-term euphoria after a missed night of sleep.  But the study suggests that same neural pathway that stimulates feelings of euphoria, reward and motivation after a sleepless night may also lead to risky behavior.

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How better sleep can bring you a better life

1 July, 2011

“O Sleep, rest of all things, mildest of the gods, balm of the soul…” Metamorphoses by Ovid (Iris to Hypnos ).

 

Are you spending too much time awake when you should be sleeping?  I did for many years before making some better decisions in my life.  Now I can honestly say that I enjoy a whole new way of living:  I feel sharper, my relationships are great, I’m on track to KO my financial goals, and I’ve never felt as fit.  But it wasn’t always like that.

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22 Things that happen when you don’t get enough sleep

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This is what happens when you don’t get enough sleep:
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