The Brenner motorways have recently promoted a safe driving campaign which also wishes to enhance road safety through the improvement of its customers’ health.
Why sleeping well at night means being more alert and active during the day, also and especially when driving.
And what about you? Do you know when it’s time to stop for a break?
7 signs of excessive drowsiness when driving
It only takes a few careless moments to endanger your life and other people’s lives while you’re driving a car.
This is why it’s very important to listen to the signals that our body sends us. But what are the signs of an excessive drowsiness?
- Frequent yawning.
- Stinging and tearing in the eyes.
- Visual disturbances and difficulty in focusing.
- Uneasiness and continuous movements on the seat.
- Difficulty in keeping your head up straight.
- Difficulty in keeping the right lane.
- Difficulty in adjusting the speed and keeping a safety distance.
As soon as you notice the first symptoms of drowsiness you should stop driving, have a break and rest for at least 20/30 minutes; then you can get going after a nice cup of coffee.
Prevention is the first step towards safe driving!
In order to avoid unnecessary dangers, just follow a few simple rules:
- Sleep for at least 6/7 hours per night.
- Avoid driving at night when possible.
- Have a nap before leaving for a night trip.
- Have a break every 2 hours and, if possible, take turns driving.
- Have light meals.
Sleep well every night and live well every day!
Manifattura Falomo has always helped its customers find the perfect bed system able to ensure a regenerating sleep night after night.
When we sleep well and for the amount of time our body requires to regenerate itself, we can then face the day with the right deal of energy.