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    Driving Tired!

    Hey, I get really tired while driving, short breaks help, caffeine doesn't. Service calls pretty far apart. Anybody have any tips/strategies?

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    Re: Driving Tired!

    I used to do that until i got tested for sleep apnea. things are alot better now.


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    Re: Driving Tired!

    I found that chewing gum helps too.


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    Re: Driving Tired!

    Try to get 6 to 7 hours of sleep per night, more on the weekends.

    If you're becoming a walking zombie, and you're face starts to tingle, pull off of the road, and take a 30 minute nap. It's better than wrecking the car ... again.

    Beyond a certain point, stimulants, caffeine, cold air (like driving with the windows wide open), and slapping yourself, will not help, even for a few minutes. This is the voice of experience. =^..^=

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    Re: Driving Tired!

    Stop driving stoned. LOL


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    Re: Driving Tired!

    I've found that listening to audio books helps me from zoning out on long drives.


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    Re: Driving Tired!

    You could play energetic music while driving. This is probably outdated now, but I found this useful back in the day:



    Or if you don't like that type of music you might consider something like this:



    That might be a bad idea though, if you ever get into the beat too much it can end stupidly.


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    Re: Driving Tired!

    Feeling sleepy?

    There's a nap for that.

    Seriously, though, I have never been shy about taking short (maybe 20 minute or so) naps when I get to that point. It's just not worth the risk.

    Not just anywhere though; roadside parks, highway rest areas, and the like. NEVER in a customer's parking lot, no matter how minuscule the chance they may see you.

    I'm sure stopping somewhere and going for a walk would be a healthier, smarter solution, but not always possible, especially in crummy weather.

    So, just when is this "old enough to know better" thing supposed to kick in?

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    Re: Driving Tired!

    i find a short nap or a short stroll of even a few blocks helps. instead of music, sometimes I listen to talk radio.


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    Re: Driving Tired!

    Quote Originally Posted by KenB View Post
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    There's a nap for that.
    Was that a "nap" or "app"?

    "You can't trust your eyes, if your mind is out of focus" --
    Sometimes, I feel like an island in a sea of incompetence. (.,.)

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