5 sleep hacks to be safe on the road

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Most of us think we can overcome the tug of sleep. But sleep is a powerful biological drive. It can overtake the knight rider, let alone humble human cars steered by regular homo-sapiens. But if you’re getting ready for a long-haul drive, here are some tips to make sure you don’t get hijacked by your zzzs while driving.

 

Plan ahead

The best way to make sure your body and mind are in optimal driving shape is to pack a few hours of sleep before you hit the road. Seven to eight hours of good sleep will have you refreshed and ready to bounce. And there’s no better place to get awesome, restorative sleep than on the Fusion Mattress, the best memory foam mattress in a box available online.

 

Take a mid-drive nap

When it comes to sleep, expect the unexpected. Unexpected being a full frontal attack of drowsiness while you’re driving. If you think you can wing this, think again. We insist you PULL OVER and take a short nap of about twenty minutes. Make sure you’re parked somewhere safe. You’ll be groggy for around fifteen minutes after you wake up, so wait it out. Soon you’ll feel ready and raring to go.

 

Tag team

What are buddies for but to tag team with you on long road trips? Pull over every two hours and switch drivers. One of you can nap while the other takes the wheel. Or, you can play a game of Let’s keep the zzzs at bay. How? Channel your most innovative.

 

Drink a cuppa joe

A cup of coffee can go a long way in keeping you awake on the road. Caffeine fires up your senses and keeps you alert. But do keep in mind, the wired feeling may last long after your road trip is over.

 

Ditch the booze

Driving after you’ve chugged a few is like taking the highway to hell. It can lead you down the slippery slope of alcohol-induced drowsiness. So even if all the Gods of Spirits are smiling down on you and telling you one little drink is okay, don’t smile back.

 

Did you know that “sleeping over it” actually works? Read the SleepX blog post Why “sleeping over it” actually works to know more.

 

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