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How Do You Stay Awake While Driving?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by IluvmyTACO, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    IluvmyTACO

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    Just had a though as I did my weekly two hour drive back to school, what tricks do you guys have to keep yourself awake if you feel like your getting sleepy while driving?

    I personally like to chew gum (for some reason that helps) and to give myself a couple "light" smacks to the cheek :p:p:p

    Didn't see a thread like this, sorry if there something similar already
     
  2. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    ckeeton

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    i turn the music up loud and just sing. or roll down the windows and have the wind hit me
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    GREEKBOY12295

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    I honestly keep thinking if I sleep right now I will probably die
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    Sunflower seeds work bitchin for me
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Pull over and take a walk, get some fresh air, have a cup of coffee or iced tea.
    2nd time I get the feeling, it's time to pull off and catnap for 20 or 30.

    But that's on 8-10 hour road trips.
    If you're getting drowsy on a 2 hour drive, you aren't getting enough sleep the night before you leave.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    HIst8ofMIND

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    I work gy. There is a lot of ways. But normally I just pull over and nap.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Water. Lots of it. Makes you stop and pee often, which stretches your legs and breaks up the monotony of the road.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Sing.

    Roll down windows.

    Stop, get out, walk around, get a soda.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Konaborne

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    I sing and roll the windows down. Or I drink water and savagely punch myself in the crotch while humming the indiana jones theme
     
  10. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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    In the past, I've actually dozed off at a red light.... a handful of times. I was awakened by horns blaring. :anonymous:

    Turn up the radio and ac will liven you up.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    and cranking the subs keeps me up
     
  12. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    You guys stay awake while driving? That's why I got a Tacoma. Doze off and let the ditch do the driving.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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    mom chews sunflower seeds and dad doesn't seem to do anything, doing nothing seems to work for dad,him and mom drove from MISS-CALI (36 hours) strait through only stopping for bathrooms and diesel.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    Shouldn't be driving if you have to do any of these things..... Ahem
     
  15. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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    I have a 9 hour drive from home to school, ive only done it a couple times but i like to drink water or roll down the window, and if it gets really bad ill pull off stretch and walk around
     
  16. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    I've got a few long drives coming up. If I start in the morning I usually get tired at about 3-4 pm. I need to stay awake! Sound of my tires puts me to sleep. And driving is relaxing to me. I'm not much of a singer though!
     
  17. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    so nobody should ever drive anywhere far ?
     
  18. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    Check them out :P
    Wasn't referring to me getting sleepy, just a thought that popped into my head
     
  19. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    Check them out :P
    Of course not it would be foolish! :facepalm:
     
  20. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    I get some fear pumping by going fast in the wrong lane in oncoming traffic. :p
     
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