driver fatigue

Best of SHC: What is drowsy driving, anyway?

November 28, 2016 // 4 Comments

There are many underlying causes of sleepiness, fatigue and drowsy driving... ...including sleep loss from restriction or too little sleep, interruption or fragmented sleep; chronic sleep debt; circadian factors associated with driving patterns or work schedules; undiagnosed or untreated sleep disorders; time spent on a task; the use of sedating medications; and the consumption of alcohol when already tired. These factors have cumulative effects and a combination of any of these can greatly increase one’s risk for a fatigue-related crash. [...]
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