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Thread: Sleeping behind the wheel!!!did it happen to you...trick anyone??

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    Question Sleeping behind the wheel!!!did it happen to you...trick anyone??

    Last night when i drove back from mtl .. everything was fine...(i am not drinking alcool if i drive back...)..so after a while cause i do live far loll..i begin too falll asleep...so i decided to park my car and try to sleep a bite...no nothing grrr..so i go back on the road...GRRRR i did almost hit the border that separates the highway in cement.....so park myself and try again...nothing...now i am piss..anyway it is happen to me tonight 4 times...and the last one was 1..not 10 ..but just 1 km from my house..almost took the ditch...i was piss at myself and also glad nothing happen to me or someone else...

    Ok. Ok...Ok... i should have probably stay in mtl...but i was feeling extremely fine....i should have stay more in my car to sleep...cause after a while there is no more hotel in my area....

    Did it happen to you too......what is the trick...what would you do??=dont tell me go to sleep ...lollll i knowwwww


    i did try the music sooo loud....my window open....singing llolll....even yelling grrrr...also slapping my face=ouch....nothing work for keeping me awake...grrr

    i know that it is one of the deadliest thing on that road that happening=stastistic...so that is why i did stop all the 4 times but was not able to sleep....but when i got home...didnt have time to undress myself and fall in the bed..and did sleep right away lollll oestieee..sorry for the person who was trying to reach me...

    but seriously it is the first time i was scared tonight...was really scary...
    Donner une deuxième chance a quelqu'un qui ta trahi c'est comme donner une deuxième balle a quelqu'un qui ta manqué!!!

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    thankss really appreciated yours FIRST COMMENT...thank youuu for that...

    also i dont do drugs at all..and cant even smell the odor from it also...

    first time ..no...but i usually park...take a nap..and all is good.....but never that scary and sooooo many times...

    and look...i arrive home i think around 4h00am...and i am up grrrrr....unbelivable the body sometimes grrr..we should have a switch lolll..off sleep...on awake ..
    Donner une deuxième chance a quelqu'un qui ta trahi c'est comme donner une deuxième balle a quelqu'un qui ta manqué!!!

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    I suffer from the same thing. I've had accidents. You are not sleeping properly or regularly.

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    I fell asleep at the wheel one time driving to Montreal. It is about a 6 to 6.5 hour drive to Montreal for me, depending on traffic and number of stops. I left home very early in the morning (about 5 am) without having anything to eat or drink. This was my mistake. I was driving I-89 in Vermont and I nodded off for just a second and as I did my car drifted into the shoulder. I was just about to go off the highway and into a ravine when I came to. I immediately realized I dozed off. I then turned on the radio full blast, and got off the next exit where I went to a local convenience store and purchased coffee and a muffin and a Red Bull energy drink. I was fine the rest of the trip.

    If this happens get coffee and Red Bull and food into your body, and turn the radio on high.

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    thanks eager...yes i should have bought myself a red bull...grr...that was a mistake also....thanks for sharing....


    and lusty pig...i agree...and also i am follow for that snifff(apnée du sommeil)...thanks..too bad you have accident about THAT!!
    Donner une deuxième chance a quelqu'un qui ta trahi c'est comme donner une deuxième balle a quelqu'un qui ta manqué!!!

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    The best thing to do here is chew gum. It wakes u up

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    You know the little holes on each side of the road that wakes you up when you get to it. GRRRRRRRRR
    It works fine I can tell it wake me up 2 times a few years ago while coming back from mtl.

    Never anymore cause a small bottle of concentrate Red Bull is working in less than 30 seconds for me no mather how tired I am.

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    Pull over, get out of the car..and walk around for 5 minutes

    I remember driving back to Amsterdam from Germany, and knew that I was going to crash

    I asked my friend to drive the rental

    As soon as he took the wheel..I was wide awake all the way to Amsterdam !!

    Sipping Redbull also helps


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    This happened to me frequently on my previous job. It was so bad that I had two safe "spots" along the ride where I would sometimes park my car and take a nap. I would use the alarm function on my phone to wake me up in 10 minutes. I was fine after this.

    Sometimes I would park somewhere and do 20 push-ups. It wakes you up. Other tips include buying energy drinks in convenience stores and drinking them while driving like someone already mentioned. Lastly, listening to radio can help. For me, it was talk radio. If they have an interesting subject, I will be less likely to fall asleep.

    It's amazing that I never crashed. Thankfully, I switched job and now I only have to drive 5 minutes.

    IMO, the best solution is simply to sleep more hours at night. But I know it's hard for some people when you have a busy schedule.

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    Did you think about wearing a breathing mask for your sleep apnea? This is a more long-term solution in my opinion. We need a certain minimum amount of sleep every day and if your sleep apnea is preventing you from getting that amount you should think about finding a solution to this problem. Good luck.

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    The sleep you need you can't get and the sleep you can get you don't want.

    Sleep is a lot like prison sex that way.

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    For me, Chewing Gum is the best.

    1. I'm starting to feel asleep.
    2. Chew gum and I'm back fully awake
    3. Loud music, open window or anything similar does not do anything good. Chewing gum is really efficient.
    4. but eventually, even chewing Gum is not enough. Then I pull over and I manage to close the eyes for 30 minutes... Then I ok can drive awaken for the rest of the ride.
    5. Red bull not bad either.

    Be Carefull!

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    Oui .. next time get some Redbull or some energy drink of your convenience!

    It is the way to go for me ... wokrs everytime !
    I always chew gum in car lol and I always have redbulls too ... I guess am safe lol


    Drive safe !

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    panthere, make a remix tape of Amy Lee's best vocal scenes from her movies and crank it as loud as it can go , something tells me you will not be sleepy on your drives home anymore

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    This has happened to me too. I'm not even feeling very tired, then I start driving on the highway and it hypnotizes me into sleepiness. More than once I have been jolted awake by the grooved pavement in the shoulder when I've wandered out of my lane.

    I think I will try picking up some redbull and chewing gum before I hit the highway late night next time...just in case.

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