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Drowsy Driving

Drowsy Driving: Why It's Not Worth the Risk

Learn about what makes you tired behind the wheel—and how to perk up. The expanse of the wide-open road. The monotony of highways that all look alike. That same song on the radio again. Driving—especially for long stretches by yourself—can be a recipe for drowsiness, especially if you’re already sleep deprived. But sleepiness behind the wheel is not just an annoyance to be brushed aside or a challenge to be powered through. When you’re tired, your reaction time is delayed, which can lead to potentially deadly accidents. In the U.S., drowsy driving triggers at least 100,000 crashes a year, injuring 40,000 people and causing over 1,500 deaths. Though most of us wouldn’t brag about getting behind…