Falling Asleep While Driving
Sometimes it takes while before a person even realizes that he/she is falling asleep while behind the wheel. Here are 10 signs that you are falling asleep while you are driving.
10 Signs That You Are Driving Fatigue
- You wonder how you got in the lane that you are in
- You missed an exit and don't know how you missed it
- You heard someone blowing the horn but can't figure out why.
- You don't recognize where you are on a highway that you travel so frequently that you normally are familiar with the entire stretch
- You find yourself mind wondering off away from the road a lot
You start to develop a slight headache or discomfort at the temple area
- You try to remember what you last pasted and you can't
- You find yourself ending up closer to a vehicle or farther away from a vehicle than you normally travel and you don't know how you keep ending up in that predicament.
- You find yourself squirming around in the seat constantly
- The easiest sign, you keep opening up your eyes and wondering feeling like they were closed for longer than a blink.
- You find yourself reacting differently to other drivers. For instance less patience, getting angry or irritable
Don't take these signs for granted. We are capable of justifying many of them with other causes, especially if we feel we have gotten good rest the night before.
Sometimes you have sleep deficit that doesn't get taken care of with your normal amount of needed sleep. Maybe you needed an extra hour or two to get your body right.
If you experience signs of driving while fatigue, it's best to put the window down and find somewhere to pull over to get a 20 min sleep.
If you can't sleep where you stop at, do some exercises and if you feel nice and awake grab a cup of coffee and see if you can continue your journey.
If you get drowsy again, you should find the first place to get a 20 - 30 min sleep break. You will feel much better.
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