Driving Drowsy

August 21, 2016 12:00 PM

Driving a vehicle demands full brain attention whether it’s a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or truck, but in today’s busy world, many of us are driving at less than 100% alertness due to lack of sleep. After an unsatisfying night’s sleep, we still must go to work, drive the kids to soccer practice, or do grocery shopping. Lack of sufficient sleep is so common that most people hardly notice the symptoms and use varying sources of caffeine to increase mental alertness. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notices and claims that more than 80,000 crashes a year, causing 800 fatalities, can be blamed on drowsy driving.

You don’t need to fall asleep at the wheel to be considered impaired by drowsiness. Lack of attention to speed, distance traveled, or driving conditions are signs of drowsy driving. Have you ever needed to boost the radio volume to stay alert? If you are driving drowsy, lack of sleep is probably impacting other facets of your life as well. See one of our sleep medicine specialists to help pinpoint and correct the problem so you can regularly get a good 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

We want to help you stay alert and stay alive. Call: 855.385.HEAL (4325).


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