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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Don’t Drive If You’re Sleep Deprived

It almost feels like torture trying to drive when you’re devastatingly tired. According to the AAA last year, 21% of all fatal vehicle accidents involved driving while fatigued. If you’re feeling tired, it’s smart to find a rest stop to recoup or take a nap. Fighting your sleep causes your body to suffer from fatigue and cause microsleeps. Microsleeps cause your body to shut down and doze off for a few seconds. Fatigue and microsleeps while driving can be a deadly combination.              It’s essential to recognize if you are operating your vehicle in a state of sleep deficiency. If you are consistently getting less sleep than your body needs, you’ll build up a sleep debt. Sleep debts can be caused by a reduction in sleep hours or being disturbed in the middle of the night. Sleep that is fragmented by distractions such as snoring or crying babies can drastically reduce your sleep quality. Most people need about 7 or ... read more

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