I’m sure most people have fallen asleep for at least half a second right? There’s a reason it’s scary. It’s because you could have EASILY died right there. Imagine if you fell asleep on a turn, that’d be really hard to correct. Over 70,000 injuries happen because of drowsy driving each year. Do you want to add to the statistic? Here’s a couple of things you can do to prevent drowsy driving.
Duh right? Well apparently not because average American only gets 6.8 hours of sleep per night. So obviously just avoid the problem in the first place and get some snooze.
Five Hour Energy
Personally I’ve never had one but I know from my Dad who drives late for work from time to time that they work great. I called him up to ask him about how he feels about them and he took about ten minutes to go through all the benefits. “No jitters” he says! “I don’t get scared to drive at night anymore” he claims. He was very passionate about his five hour energys.
Drowsy Driving: 0
Bring a buddy!
This is assuming you have one, but if you do it’ll help. Someone to be accountable for really doesn’t let you go to sleep. Whether it’s worry or entertainment, you’ll be plenty more alert for the rest of the night. Just make sure neither of you fall asleep. If it helps you can even make a blood pact! Okay realistically no but just stay awake.
Crank up the tunes
Play some Bon Jovi, ACDC, Panic at the Disco, or whatever will get you excited. If it helps you might as well make a playlist for the occasion. Just make sure you play it loud and pick the right tunes. Something soothing is the exact opposite of what you want. If your music can be played inside a public library then you should avoid playing it if you’d like to stay awake.
Make sure you educate yourself on the dangers of drowsy driving. Remember, it’s better to sleep than to risk it. These are last resorts.