We always hear about the dangers of drunk driving, but how often do we hear about the dangers of drowsy driving? It turns out there is the same increase in crash risk of someone who is driving while drowsy as someone who is driving while intoxicated. According to a study done by the AAA, you are four times more likely to have a car crash when you are tired.
At Discount Auto Glass, we constantly stress driving safety. Just because we are in the business of repairing auto glass doesn’t mean we don’t want for all of our customers to be safe on the road. That being said, we have three ways to help make sure you can wake up and be safe while driving.
1. Get a Good Night Sleep
This one is a no-brainer. Getting a good night sleep is important to so many facets of your day-to-day productivity, and driving is one of them! Doctors recommend you get 7-9 hours of good sleep every night. If you have problems sleeping, whether it be because of snoring or simply restlessness, it might be beneficial for you to go to sleep therapy and receive treatment. Try and set a definite bedtime and wake-up time which you use every day to get your body in a routine. Getting a good night sleep is crucial to safety on the road.
2. Drink Some Caffeine
If you absolutely cannot get a good night’s sleep, then caffeine is your friend if you are trying to drive. Drink a big cup of coffee in the morning or drink an energy drink in the afternoon. This will help you stay awake in dire circumstance. Remember, caffeine shouldn’t be a substitute to sleep and you should still try to get a good night sleep.
3. Jam Out to Some Music
Jamming out to music is not only a fun way to pass time in the car, but it also helps to keep you awake and alert. If you’re having to drive late at night or early in the morning, pick your favorite music and turn it up to full-blast. While this is definitely not a substitute for sleep, jamming out to your favorite songs is a fun way to stay awake in the car. Just make sure that the music you’re listening too isn’t distracting you too much from driving.
Hopefully, these three tips help keep you awake on the road and give you a safer driving experience. Remember that it is best to get a good night sleep before driving, but if you are absolutely unable to do so then there are other methods you can use to stay awake.
Driving with broken auto glass can be dangerous as well. We can take care of your auto glass issues as Discount Auto Glass. We can take appointments at one of our eight locations throughout Arkansas, our one location in Joplin, Missouri, and our newest location in Memphis, Tennessee, or we can come to you at no additional cost. Give us a call at 501-377-9575 or use our online form to get a quote. Be safe out there!