Best energy supplement? For otr

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

  1. Travelworld2067

    Travelworld2067 Light Load Member

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    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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  2. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    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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  3. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    This relaxes me.
     
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  4. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    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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  5. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I take GNC Mega Man vitamins every day. I would look into something like that.
     
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  6. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    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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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    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.
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    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
     
  9. Ridgeline

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    Find another job where you don't drive so hard or find another line of work.
     
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  10. BillStep

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    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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