Stay Awake During Your Next Road Trip

Stay Awake During Your Next Road Trip

When you are drinking and driving, sleepy driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do, causing over 100,000 accidents a year. However, since we can’t call off work because we are too tired to drive, it’s sometimes unavoidable. Below is a list of tips from the Daily News on avoiding sleepy driving.

1.) The most obvious tip, of course, is to get a good night’s sleep. Especially if you are planning a road trip, you want to make sure that you are well rested and ready to go!

2.) After you’ve had your good night’s sleep, start your road trip early in the morning. Although many people think it’s better to drive at night because of less traffic, it’s also prime time for you to get drowsy. Plus, the bright sunshine will help keep you awake and alert also!

Stay Awake During Your Next Road Trip

Stay Awake During Your Next Road Trip

3.) For long trips, don’t go alone! It’s much safer, not to mention more fun, if you have someone to trade driving duties with. They can also talk to you and keep you energized and alert.

Stay Awake During Your Next Road Trip

Stay Awake During Your Next Road Trip

4.) Drinking lots of caffeine to stay awake is a huge misconception! Although it will keep you awake for the first couple of hours, the crash you feel after will be much worse. The best thing to do is stay hydrated with water or maybe some OJ in the morning.

5.) Taking lots of breaks is a great way to reenergize. You can go for a walk at the rest stop, grab a bite to eat, or even stop at a little store, whatever it is, it will recharge you for another stretch of driving.

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