It’s surely happened to you whether you want to admit to it or not. Driving drowsy. A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that 45-percent of adults have struggled to stay awake while driving.
It’s a bigger deal than you may think. Drowsy driving causes an average of 328,000 motor vehicle accidents, including 6,400 fatal crashes.
“Driving while drowsy is similar to drunk driving with regards to the delays in reaction time and impairment in decision-making. Drowsy driving can be deadly, yet it is 100 percent preventable,” said Dr. Kelly A. Carden, President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving:
Frequent yawning or inability to keep your eyes open
Catching yourself “nodding off” or having trouble keeping your head up
Inability to remember driving the last few miles
Missing road signs or driving past your turn
Following too close to cars in front of you
Drifting into the other lane of traffic
Driving onto the “rumble strip” or the shoulder of the road
Here are ways to prevent driving drowsy:
Ensure that you get enough sleep before driving so that you can stay alert behind the wheel.
Avoid driving late at night or while alone, if possible, and share the driving with a passenger on long trips.
Use caffeine for a short-term boost in alertness.
Pull over at a rest stop and take a nap if you begin to feel drowsy.
Crack Wise-dom: Don't take drowsy driving as a "challenge". Be safe so you can crack wise with us for years to come...
Like Goldilocks, you want to find a bed that’s “just right”. Because sleep is important—restful, comfortable, peaceful sleep. It’s difficult to achieve such sweet dreams if you’re too hot or too cold while trying to catch some shut eye.
Kyro Inc to the rescue! They can grant your wish of prefect sleep with the chiliPAD and OOLER sleep systems. The easy-to-use mattress toppers allow one or two users to adjust each side of their bed to their desired temperature. The systems are designed to cool or warm your body where it needs it the most—beneath your body.
Now, start a GoFundMe. The chiliPAD retails for $499, while the OOLER retails for $699.
October is Emotional Wellness Month. Who knew? With that in mind, it's best we get our chill vibe going. A relaxing nighttime routine could be just what the doctor ordered.
Get de-stressing in three easy steps:
Relaxing bubble bath: From Intoxicating Beauty, Body Rinse on the Rocks. It's a hand and body wash that can double as a bubble bath. Ooh la la!
Put that mask on: Kat Burki KB5 Eye Recovery Masks with the WHEN Beauty 10:00 PM Anti-Aging Sheet Mask will hydrate fatigued, tired skin. You'll be left with a youthful glow.
Be mindful of those tootsies: Now that you're all clean and hydrated, get cozy with a cup of tea and a good book, with your feet snuggled inside some dpl Slippers. Foot pain is whisked away while you're preparing to hit the hay.
Our relaxation tips are a bit more... physical. Imagining some asshat's face on a punching bag while punching and screaming until the neighbors think there's some kind of homiciding going on and they call 9-1-1 and you hope the responding officer is hot and single. But we digress... and that was only one tip...
So many "holidays". So little time.
Saturday, October 26th, we shall all gather together to celebrate: World Swim Day.
Yup. It's an "international holiday that empowers people around the world to be more active through swimming. The holiday promotes living a healthy lifestyle through swimming and raises awareness for the importance of water safety."
That's cool. But we have no place to swim. And our bodies are never any-season ready. But, we will spread the word. Like a bad belly flop.
P.S. Can you pay to create a national holiday? Because we need a Crack Wise Day of Crack Wise-ing...
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