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Driving and Sleep Deprivation: Do They Mix?

Denisha Russell Sam Girten
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Driving and Sleep Deprivation: Do They Mix? Denisha Russell
Sam Girten
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
sleep debt
irritability
fatigue
anxiety

Solutions
darker the room the better
adjust your thermostat
regular schedule
exercise
avoid any stimulants
20-30 minute nap Fig 1. Road Sign Alarming Drivers.
wikipedia.com SLEEP!! Yes, It Is Important! Sources studying
stress
classes
partying
technology
eating
lack of a proper schedule Driver fatigue Laws effects of sleep deprivation while driving impairs coordination
causes longer reaction times
impairs judgment Illinois
massachusetts
michigan
new jersey
new york
oregon
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