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Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? #5082274 04/21/19 10:50 PM
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My job starts at 5:00AM. I leave the house at 4:00AM. The 40 minute drive down the freeway at pitch dark is extremely soothing and peaceful. I can feel my eyes getting heavy and my consciousness slipping away. I get plenty of caffeinated coffee before I go, but that drive is a killer. To make matters worse, my struts are worn out to the point where I feel like I'm gently riding on my old aircraft carrier out to sea. You get up in the high decks in the forward bow of that thing and it'll put you to sleep in seconds.

Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082282 04/21/19 11:07 PM
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Open all windows. Hard to fall asleep when you're being blown around.

Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082283 04/21/19 11:07 PM
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Wait another year for autonomous cars and you won't have to worry about it.

Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082286 04/21/19 11:16 PM
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Sleep Apnea? any chance this is a factor? GET TESTED. It is something you can have at a life threatening level and not be aware of.

I have it and had no clue. Sleep lab testing estimated I was getting 8 minutes of sound sleep a night.


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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082289 04/21/19 11:22 PM
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Three words. Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO).


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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082292 04/21/19 11:29 PM
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Get more sleep so you're rested when you get up at 3:30…


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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082294 04/21/19 11:33 PM
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Your work hours are brutal. To bed at 7:00 pm ( still daylight with DST) to get 8 hours of sleep, up at 3:00 am to hit the road at 4:00 am, to be at work at 5:00 am. Consider changing your shift or job.

Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082297 04/21/19 11:38 PM
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Slap yourself in the face, 3 times on each cheek so it stings. Clears your head right away.


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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082298 04/21/19 11:39 PM
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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082300 04/21/19 11:40 PM
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Coffee is good while caffeine is kicking, and after that theobromine's vasodialation can be felt, especially that early. A drop in blood pressure can rock you to sleep much better than your struts. I have to get up early as well, and don't start my coffee until getting to my destination, of shortly before. Nothing replaces sleep though. If you find yourself falling asleep, try screaming at things, it's unorthodox, but it will work until you can pull over (or get pulled over smile )


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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082305 04/21/19 11:51 PM
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Drive a little aggressively....keeping just behind any leaders you pass you. Try to keep up. Driving slow and hanging back puts you to sleep. If you're in a get there "fast" mode you'll stay awake.

Listen to a morning radio show that makes you think. Keep your mind engaged for that 40 minutes.


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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082313 04/22/19 12:09 AM
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I combine coffee with chewing gum (not at the same time). chewing gum definitely has made a difference at night when I'm on the freeway.


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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082316 04/22/19 12:27 AM
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I like podcasts for preventing sleep. Put something on like The Joe Rogan Experience (the scientist/other smart people ones are my favorites), or Neil Degrasse Tyson. If you’re into cars The Smoking Tire, Hooniverse, and various others. That’s what I do at work (machinist, cycle times can get long), hard too sleep when you’re thinking about what would happen if a black hole were to fly by the earth!


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Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082319 04/22/19 12:30 AM
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Listen to audiobooks. Your local library has a free slection, or you could use the Audible app. When I get into a good book, I stay awake.

Re: Any tips to staying awake on the freeway? [Re: das_peikko] #5082325 04/22/19 01:06 AM
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I try to listen to talk radio when I'm driving. Keeps my mind active and sometimes my blood boiling.

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