Can Anyone Help me fall asleep while the truck is moving?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Romans612, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Romans612

    Romans612 Light Load Member

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    Right now the biggest obstacle in my training is getting used to sleeping while the trainer drives... (cause if I dont, I dont get to sleep)

    Try as I may, I am having a hard time sleeping with the truck rolling down the road...

    Can anyone give me some advice, hints, tips, ideas, etc???

    (Its not the lights or sounds)... its the constant shifting in the cab...
     
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  3. EducatedMonkey

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  4. mysticguido

    mysticguido Light Load Member

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    over the counter sleeping pills
     
  5. KDuBB

    KDuBB Bobtail Member

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    lay on ur stomach..and put ur arms out,, helps from rolling back and forth or if you like sleeping on ur side sleep up against the back asll and bed ur knees, i HATED being with my trainer, exspecially when MT drove it like a sports car lol
     
  6. Romans612

    Romans612 Light Load Member

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    worried about them affecting MY drive time though...

    (plus I hate medications)
     
  7. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    Use the harness that is on the lower bunk. Your body will thank you for it! It does take a bit of time to get use to it, but you will be able to sleep eventually. It took me a few days to get use to it. After awhile, I could sleep in the truck no problem, no matter what time of day.
     
  8. Romans612

    Romans612 Light Load Member

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    trainers truck...trainers bunk... stupid law barring me from sleeping in the top while the trucks rolling
     
  9. Everett

    Everett Crusty Shorts, What???

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    :biggrin_2556:This sorta help me out, but would i do after his turn to drive , i would take out my air mattress , half full no more , then i after about hour i got into some medating with soft music thru a headset, the bunk temp was set right too temp air or heat,and why i use a air mattress twin is those stock bunk mattress are so dang hard it was me killing insides , just a few tricks i used , course if your trainer got rap on full blast with that deep pounding bass then nothen gonna work sorry,:biggrin_25513: Everett
     
  10. EducatedMonkey

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    Bad idea....
     
  11. Buckeye 'bedder

    Buckeye 'bedder Road Train Member

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    It is too bad that the trainer is using you as a team member, rather than teaching you as a trainer should, but what do I know. I hope if I start driving, my trainer is awake and watching me, teaching me and correcting my mistakes when they occur and not sleeping; at least for the beginning couple of weeks until my confidence would be higher.
     
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