25 Aug ABC News Website – Why we do silly things when we are sleep deprived…
Recently Queensland Tourism Minister for Innovation and Tourism Development Kate Jones tweeted that she used foot cream as toothpaste without realising because she was so tired. ABC radio Brisbane spoke to her about the incident and asked callers to call in with their stories. Looking to get to the bottom of this, they called our laboratory manager Phil Teuwen for a bit of insight into sleep deprivation. ABC news reporter Jessica Hinchliffe must have heard the segment, and wrote an article on the story for the ABC news website.
If you missed the show, you can read all about it via Jessica’s article here:
Here are a couple of the responses to the silly things we do when sleep deprived:
“Set my phone alarm using the calculator app.” — Lucy Watt
“I used hairspray as a deodorant. It made for sticky underarms.” — Sandra Farrell