Many expert drivers go through nighttime driving with ease and caution, but there are others who can’t do it. Since your own body clock knows that it’s time to go to bed, you can’t help but feel drowsy, and if this persists, it’s very likely that you’ll end up in a terrible accident. Don’t worry, there are ways to stay safe and awake as you travel at night.
Before You Get On The Road
Find Distractions While Driving
Munch on Something
Bring A Friend
Having a companion while you drive will be very helpful. Chat with them throughout the trip, and ask them to tell you interesting stories. The conversations will keep you interested and awake. You can even switch, so you’ll get some rest. Just make sure you don’t fall asleep on one another!
Listen To Music
Listen to music that will keep you attentive. Opt for happy and loud music, instead of sad and melodramatic ones. Some people listen to music they hate, so they will feel annoyed and alert. You can also sing along, as loud as you can.
Drive slowly and carefully, taking note of turns and bends in the road. Slow down when signs tell you to. Pressure driving should be avoided
When All Else Fails, Take A Nap
If you really can’t fight the drowsiness, then pull over at a safe place, and get five to ten minutes of sleep. You’ll be surprised at what a little power nap can do to rejuvenate your body. It will also save you from a lot of trouble later on.
The trick to staying awake while driving is keeping yourself preoccupied. If your mind starts to slumber, then there’s a great chance that you’ll fall asleep at the wheel. Remember these tips, and have a happy trip!