How do you guys stay awake?

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  1. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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  3. Tall Mike

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  4. Thebigrigger

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    Get enough rest and do some stretching exercise and more water. don't take your vitamins when you are going to drive, take it before you rest.
     
  5. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    1 line of coke and 1 of speed:D your heart gets going so fast that you think your gonna die. That'll keep you awake.

    There's only so much you can do, better to pull over for 30 min than end up tits up. Hydrate with plenty of water and snack on some almonds and fruit
     
  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    This was before my dad got hired to haul frac sand. Stories of the manager leaving lines on the dashboard of the trucks for the guys and giving everyone heads up when it was pee pee time. Corporate found out..........I'm sure you know what happened next Lol.
     
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  7. Malt Ball Cult

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    The importance of a 15 to 20-minute nap cannot be overstated.

    Once you get in the habit of taking 15 or 20 minute nap so you're not going to believe the difference.

    Learning to fall asleep quickly is very important. I use mindful breathing techniques and they have been a life changer for me.
     
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  8. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Road Train Member

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    20 minute nap where you actually slip off into wonderland for a split second basically releases a bump of DMT, juice your brain already has inside of it. no need for drugs
     
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  9. Warrior Pump

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    Sometimes I use music to help me. (You Make Me) Rock Hard by Kiss is a song that I find invigorating.
     
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  10. fairshake

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    When you get tired or sleepy pull over and sleep, no matter what. All loads are delivered whenever I get there.
     
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  11. wore out

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    Back in the day cow haulers used to soak their tooth picks in Dr. Bells. Or so I been told. I have also been told they changed the formula or whatever on Dr. Bells and it just makes you hungry now.

    Why the cow haulers have always been singled out I’m not sure, their was a time the freight boys were pushed just as hard or harder. It was just how it was at the time. They done what they had to to make a hand. I’m in no way condoning it, just how it was. I have known of way more chicken haulers to get out there where it’s dark and muddy and need to be told to take a nap than cow haulers. They were too busy had #### to do yet we still get blamed. That’s alright even a top notch A game heavy hauler needs a hero
     
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