Reducing Sleepy Driving May Offer Health Perks

Sleepy driving or drowsy driving is one of the most dangerous activities an automobile operator can engage in while behind the wheel. Many times, they will decide to engage in these dangerous activities because they have been over-worked, exhausted, or have problems sleeping. While you cannot control the actions of other people on the road, you could improve yours. The National Highway Traffic Safety Admiration suggests that one way to avoid begin a victim of your own sleep deprivation accident is to simply get an adequate amount of sleep prior to getting behind the wheel – but it comes with a caveat.

Getting adequate sleep could offer further perks other than not getting into a collision. A study published in the journal of Nature Neuroscience suggests that getting the proper amount of sleep time could help improve a person’s memory too – and with it health as well.

Sleepy driving could come from various circumstances including consuming certain medications and combining them with alcohol. Other factors cannot be controlled but they could be prevented. As a person ages gradual occurring changes in the brain inhibit the ability to sleep and store long-term memories. And the prefrontal cortex or the area behind the front part of the brain loses volume.

Do not engage in driving activities if you have been taking medication that could make you drowsy. Before you know it, you may be heading into the lights of an 18-wheeler. Consuming alcohol after taking certain medications or falling a bit drowsy could make you sleepier too, which increases your hazard level.

Research uncovered that to improve memory; a person has to get a good night’s sleep. This means that a person must get a complete slow-wage sleep phase. Researchers found this after experimenting with electrical stimulation on older sleeping adults.

Healthy eating and exercise helps improve sleep, and so does healthy eating and exercise. An equal combination of both activities can help the body burn energy the right way. Also, your body can reach an appropriate weight class to optimize its performance.

There were 32,885 automobile deaths on U.S. roads for 2010. While it has been the lowest level since 1949, the goal should be zero.

“While we have more work to do to continue to protect American motorists, these numbers show we’re making historic progress when it comes to improving safety on our nation’s roadways,” stated transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.