If you are feeling tired and your eyes feel heavy whilst you are Driving, then there is a high chance that you will fall asleep at the wheel. This is a serious and very dangerous situation and has become one of the leading reasons for the increase in deaths on our roads.
Causes of Drowsy Driving
- Sleep deprivation: Lack of sleep is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness, which can induce microsleeps or other dangerous driving behavior.
- Sleep disorders: Many sleep disorders go undiagnosed and, when left untreated, can cause daytime drowsiness.
- Alcohol: Drinking alcohol can prompt sleepiness while also affecting reaction time and decision-making in ways that increase the risks of auto accidents.
- Medications: Drowsiness is also a side effect of medications used for many other conditions.
- Time of day: Auto accidents from drowsy driving occur most frequently between midnight and 6 a.m. or in the mid-afternoon, which are two times when sleepiness peaks.
- Get a full night of sleep, seven to eight hours of sleep is recommended,
- Avoid driving late at night,
- Avoid driving alone,
- On a long trip, share the driving,
- Pullover at a rest stop and take a nap,
- Use caffeine for a short-term boost,
- Do not drink alcohol and drive,
- Do not use your mobile while driving.
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