1500+ Health Tips
Tips2stay awake on long car drives
Get plenty of sleep — at least seven hours — the night before a long drive.
Travel with a passenger and take turns driving the car, ideally switching before anyone is tired.
Avoid eating heavy foods while on the road. They can increase drowsiness.
Keep track of how long you’ve been driving and take breaks every 100 miles, or about every two hours. Get out of the car and stretch during your break, and switch drivers if possible.
Drive at times that you are normally awake so your body will be more naturally alert.
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Warning signs of being too tired to safely drive include drivers yawning repeatedly, inability to recall the last few miles traveled, disconnected or wandering thoughts and difficulty focusing or keeping their eyes open.