"Falling asleep at the wheel"..

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by DonaldJ, Aug 1, 2014.

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  1. DonaldJ

    DonaldJ Bobtail Member

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    Read about the medical risks first.. And always keep your wallet and notebook far away from the magnets..

    P.S.: I hopes the magnets don't make you glow bright olive-green in the dark...
     
  2. DonaldJ

    DonaldJ Bobtail Member

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    You are so right.. but it's not the end of the story.. Everyone knows the rule.. It's just that there are times them mother truckers some don't have the time nor the inclination to follow god's sleep-rules.. is when you do so need a pick me up.. Not everyone is an angel who lives by the rules absolutely perfectly.. That's why there's Zoom, and magnets, and caffeine, and bennies, and oneshot seat covers, and llizards, and, and, and...
     
  3. loose_leafs

    loose_leafs Road Train Member

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    You can cheat sleep, to a certain extent...but no matter what stimulant you use, your body will eventually override it and force you to fall alseep. Coffee, Speed, Ephedrine, caffeine, whatever stimulant or drug you throw at your body, legal or illegal, your body can only be pushed to a certain extent. Just like your heart can only beat so fast, and your legs only allow you to run so dast...You will build up a tolerance over time and your body will just crash harder when the stimulant wears off. More than 2 days with no sleep, you can start to hallucinate, More than 3 days without sleep and you will slowly start going insane, that is reality.

    If you are that tired pull over and take a nap. If you ever feel yourself nodding off you are way past the point of being dangerous. A load delivered late and intact is better than a load strewn in 50000 pieces down the median.
     
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