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Driving and Sleep Deprivation: Do They Mix?
Transcript of Driving and Sleep Deprivation: Do They Mix?
English 104 Section 41
April 29, 2010 zzz's STatistics 200,000 college students suffer from sleep deprivation
100,000 crashes A year
1,500 deaths yearly
1/2 of Americans admit to driving while sleep deprived When You are Sleep Deprived While Driving, You are heading into the highway to the danger zone! causes effects of sleep deprivation insomnia
darker the room the better
adjust your thermostat
avoid any stimulants
20-30 minute nap Fig 1. Road Sign Alarming Drivers.
wikipedia.com SLEEP!! Yes, It Is Important! Sources studying
lack of a proper schedule Driver fatigue Laws effects of sleep deprivation while driving impairs coordination
causes longer reaction times
impairs judgment Illinois
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