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Falling asleep at the wheel

Danny_d Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
currently working long nights... i travel 1 and half hours to work. Always falling asleep to the point where im so tired some nights i actually drift. I know its not safe for me and other road users but i cant help it. Tried the usual opening windows, loud music, ac, talking on handsfree, redbull - but to no avail..... however i think iv found the solution....

i first slapped myself round the face hard - made my self angry as it hurt then stuck 4 trebor extra strong mints in my mouth!... worked a treat... i was buzzing and still am!

hope this helps
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
a decent sleeping schedule around your worktime is the most important thing
that and coffee
#2
I just hope you don't live and drive where I live.
#3
yeah, get some sleep!
#4
jubbyme
a decent sleeping schedule around your worktime is the most important thing
that and coffee


its very hard having a regular sleeping patern on nights mate... becuase of the weekend. somedays i sleep 12 hours and still im tired, some 2 hours.
#5
Get some sleep - power naps can work, you're best spending 15-20 minutes napping and getting home safely a bit later rather than getting into an accident. Or maybe look into local train and bus routes and see if you can use them instead.
banned#6
i too have worked nights, but if your weekend time messes up your sleeping schedule, then you have to sacrifice those in order to work safely

I would put work first and weekends second
#7
why do you sleep 2 hours if you fell asleep and mowed down my family ud have more than a slap and extra strong mints to worry about if you cant handle it get a new job
#8
jubbyme
i too have worked nights, but if your weekend time messes up your sleeping schedule, then you have to sacrifice those in order to work safely

I would put work first and weekends second


true... but not so easy with a house full of kids mate
#9
sickly sweet
Get some sleep - power naps can work, you're best spending 15-20 minutes napping and getting home safely a bit later rather than getting into an accident. Or maybe look into local train and bus routes and see if you can use them instead.


cheers will try, never power napped b4
banned#10
Don't you get a meal break or have an arrangement with colleagues to all have an hour nap each? I work 12hr shifts get 1.5hr meal break in which I sleep all refreshed for the morning drive, though it's only a 10 minute drive/ride.

Also try sleeping an hour or half an hour before work.
#11
OP, dont fight it, take a pillow with you or use the airbags :thumbsup:
#12
what job do you do? falling asleep at the wheel really is one of the worst things you could do maybe you should get a new job rather than possibily killing yourself or someone else.
#13
Mo786
what job do you do? falling asleep at the wheel really is one of the worst things you could do maybe you should get a new job rather than possibily killing yourself or someone else.


Hes a bus driver :)
#14
transit
Hes a bus driver :)


haha... i actually do work in transport, and have dealt with drivers that have fel asleep at the wheel. Yeah im looking for more suitable employment! :thumbsup:
banned#15
csamual;8180494
why do you sleep 2 hours if you fell asleep and mowed down my family ud have more than a slap and extra strong mints to worry about if you cant handle it get a new job


Danny_d;8180524
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Danny_d;8180647
haha... i actually do work in transport, and have dealt with drivers that have fel asleep at the wheel. Yeah im looking for more suitable employment! :thumbsup:


Here, have a few hours away reviewing this link, then this one. Cut out the offensive/insulting posts when you return.
#16
I work nights all the time. 7 on and 7 off, and I have kids. The best thing to do is get a 40-45 minute nap at some point in your shift, preferably in the middle of it, and get sleep between shifts. i usually cope with 5 hours. Driving and falling asleep is just dangerous.
banned#17
Mo786;8180615
what job do you do? falling asleep at the wheel really is one of the worst things you could do maybe you should get a new job rather than possibily killing yourself or someone else.

+1 :thumbsup:

OP is a selfish idiot! :x
#18
The obvious problem here is you falling asleep at the wheel, but only a matter of time before bigger problems arise. You'd be surprised about how important sleep is.

I suggest a change of job, that or fix up your sleep schedule. Your unnecessarily putting yourself and others at risk. All for a pay cheque at the end of the month?
#19
Many years ago I had an accident through falling asleep while driving, fortunately on a country road and apart from wrecking the car, no personal injury to me or my beautiful girlfriend. Prior to that I used to drive on motorways when tired with powernaps of a few seconds while driving! How I never had a m/w accident amazes me still but one thing I have learnt is that if I feel sleepy I always pull off and take a kip in the car even if its for only 20 mins.
#20
There have been cases in the news where people have fallen asleep at the wheel and caused an accident where people died and they were found guilty of manslaughter so I would really consider doing something to improve yur situation. I'm sure I have also seen some stats somewhere that show that driving with only minimal sleep makes your reaction time slower than if you had been boozing.
#21
trolling thread,OP on holiday anyway
#22
I've always said I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screamng in terror like the passengers on his bus.

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