Best energy supplement? For otr

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Travelworld2067, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Travelworld2067

    Travelworld2067 Light Load Member

    May 10, 2018
    I drive 3000 to 3500 a week after waking up im so tired. Not really safe bit 10 hour breaks suck i cant stop and go to sleep right away i spend 3 hours. Watching tv them sleep for 6 to 7 hours
    Before trucking i could sleep 5 hours then climb mt everest not anymore im not old late 20s now. Im lookimg for an energy supplement i feel coffe works but i jate drinkomg 3 or 4 cups a day cant be healthy. I bought thwse things called bee caps will use them tommorow. I dont wamt to tale caffeine pills things give me heart attacks. So what are my options? I take unisom to get me sleep faster but then its worse when i wake up since i never get my full rest
    . I seem doctor for medical said i need to drink more water which i am doing but it isnt doing a whole lot.i wanna live healthy which is hard being otr. But im a flatbedder and get a great work out tarps a couple times a week any suggestions my brothers
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  3. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

    Oct 26, 2016
    Knock off on the coffee three hours before the end of your shift. If you keep on drinking it until the end you will be too wired to sleep. Other than that sleep whenever you can because you never know when you’re going to get the next opportunity. And if you’re too tired to drive then you are too tired to drive. Know your limitations.
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  4. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

    May 22, 2017
    This relaxes me.
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  5. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    Don’t drive if you’re too tired.

    You drive the truck not dispatch. If I don’t feel well enough to drive I’ll go home.

    If I was otr I’d park it. I couldn’t care less how busy it is or whatever else is going on when I crash the truck it’s my ###.
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  6. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    I take GNC Mega Man vitamins every day. I would look into something like that.
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  7. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village, Portmeirion
    Don't drink coffee late in the day, You want to be tired when the day is over so you don't just sit and watch TV, :)
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    Put in a movie you've seen a 1000 times.

    You're mind will be bored with it, you'll be out in less than 10 minutes.
  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    Dont drink any caffeine in the afternoon turn off the tv and phone, all that artificial light will keep ur brain awake for hours and not allow u to sleep
  10. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Find another job where you don't drive so hard or find another line of work.
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  11. BillStep

    BillStep Light Load Member

    Mar 17, 2016
    Maybe add a STOR to your coffee to give it an extra boost. It helps me when I get a little drowsy. They are right next to the small individual cream containers. The Bogota Sunrise from TA with one STOR seems to do the trick.
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