Drowsy Driving

Everyone knows that taking care of your body is important. It’s much easier to maintain physical health than to try and fix the damage that happens as a result of years of neglect. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can keep your body in shape while getting all the nutrients that you need.

If you find yourself a bit more fatigued than usual, try upping your water intake — dehydration can cause a lot of issues. Fatigue, brain fog, and increased appetite can all happen when your body isn’t getting enough of the water that it needs. Staying physically active can keep your joints health as well as reducing stress.

Stress can also cause a myriad of problems. If you feel yourself getting stressed out on a regular basis, try to take some time to relax and get some rest.

Some of the health problems resulting from stress can include:

  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and more

Additionally, if someone goes a long time without getting enough sleep, their body will quickly start to react in negative ways. Weight gain, acne breakouts, and a sore body can all happen due to sleep deprivation. Unfortunately, it seems like not getting enough sleep is quickly becoming the norm. Most people get less than eight hours of sleep a night.

Long commutes and multiple jobs only make this problem worse. Many people rely on quick fixes to make their workdays bearable. From drinking multiple cups of coffee to taking a power nap in the breakroom, people all around the country are trying everything they can to get through the workday. While they might manage to remain conscious through their shift, the real problem happens when they leave.

Drunk driving is a major concern that no one denies. But another epidemic that is starting to spread is falling asleep at the wheel. Research is emerging that falling asleep while driving is just as bad or even worse than drunk driving.

Drivers that are unconscious have zero awareness of what is happening around them. Even falling asleep for a split second can have deadly consequences. In the time it takes to open your eyes and register what is happening around you, an accident will have already occurred.

Hopefully, nothing bad happens and the driver is able to pull over in a rest stop and take a nap until they are well enough to drive.

The sad reality is that hundreds of people each year are seriously injured or killed as a result of a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. Lawrence & Associates, a Cincinnati-based law firm, can attest to the number of accidents that occur because of inadequate asleep.

If you find yourself on the other side of an accident that happens because another driver was too irresponsible to take the proper precautions before getting in the driver’s seat, reach out to a lawyer that can help you get the help you deserve. One person’s lack of sleep shouldn’t cost you your wellbeing.

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