Solaris Fatigue Management president Mike Harnett addressed the causes of fatigue and how companies can improve workplace conditions to address sleep problems at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s Construction Leadership Forum, reports ConstructConnect.

“What we’ve finally realized through studies of sleep neurobiology is that the brain and the body are extremely productive during nighttime and it’s not just an innate state. Different repair modes are going on in terms of repairing our immune system, our brain in terms of cognitive processing, getting rid of the stress that’s in our world and being able to be more tolerant of the stress coming at us the next day,” Harnett said.