May 23, 2016

"If you have very little sleep, you can perform just as well as when you are drunk, so not getting much sleep is indeed a global crisis right now," said Daniel Forger, professor of Mathematics, and Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CBC Canada)

"Smartphone app data hint at how societal pressures to sacrifice sleep contribute to a "global sleep crisis," a new study suggests.

Researchers created a free, no-ad app to fight jet-lag, and asked people aged 15 and older to send them a treasure trove of anonymous sleep, wake-up and lighting data. Now the mathematicians and computational medicine experts have explored how cultural pressures can override our natural circadian rhythms at bedtime."

Read More

Daniel Forger, Ph.D.

Daniel Forger, Ph.D.

Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Professor of Mathematics