The tired side of driving the road

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by fins2feathers, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. fireba11

    fireba11 Heavy Load Member

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    You know ur from Tennessee if you drink Sun Drop....Bought everyone around here drinks it, can't hardly find Mnt Dew
     
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  3. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

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    There's Yerba Mate from Argentina and Erva Mate from Brasil. I guess nobody is familiar with the one from Brasil.:biggrin_25513:
     
  4. Roscopeco

    Roscopeco Light Load Member

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    I wish I had all that money I wasted on that stuff. Never really worked for me except make me more nervous and as is I have a high tolerance level for alot of things, coffee in the morning good enough,get out of truck,talk to someone if ca'nt get a hold of someone talk to yourself!
     
  5. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    talk to yourself! :biggrin_2551: Causes TOO many arguments
     
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  6. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    Never causes any arguments when I do it.

    I'm always looking for the smartest person in the room to talk to. And generally spend most of my time in front of a mirror. :biggrin_2559:
     
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  7. popmartian

    popmartian Road Train Member

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    I buy five hour energy in the 10 pack at walmart for 17.99 thats almost half of the price of singles at the TS. I usually need a boost when pushing hard. It only contains a small amount of caffeine, so it works well in combination with coffee or tea. I have stopped using Red bull, Monster, and Rock-star. Water will help you stay hydrated cause caffeine is a diuretic.
     
  8. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

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    This is what I drink, Mate Leao (erva mate from Brasil). It's cheap, but I can only find it at Brazilian mini markets. I put some in my mug, pour hot water on top, then use a metallic straw to drink it. In South of Brasil, the "gauchos" (cowboys in that region) drink that all day long.

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    The "erva mate" has also nutritious properties as complex B, vitamins C and D, minerals... it helps digestion, urination, it has anti-rheumatic properties, etc, etc and it also improves the libido.
     
  9. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

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    I pretty much stay away from caffeine...always have. never drank coffee...can't imagine waking up every morning needing a coffee and a cigarette.

    I drink a little tea on occasion...

    My cure for being tired is a good nap.
     
  10. 01cblue

    01cblue Light Load Member

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    My big (32 oz I think) Pilot cup full of coffee in the AM, and having XM radio to listen to helps me stay awake also.

    I drink lots of water, which in turn makes me stop and pee every 2 to 3 hours. When I stop I try to stretch out and walk around for a few minutes, maybe even have a light snack.

    I find myslef more tired in the winter when it's 40 degrees in the sleeper. Rolling over on that cold pillow is like someone sticking an ice pack to the side of your face.
     
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