Safe Driving: Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
If you’re an American, you’re part of a very stressful culture. In general, Americans work hard, then they work harder, and if there’s any time left at the end of the day, they are usually stressing about the next day of hard work that is to come. This income-centric society is great for producing thriving businesses, but when it comes to health, many people are finding that burning the candle at both ends is coming back to bite them.
Tips to Get Better Sleep
If you’re stressed about work or some other aspect of your life, you have to try and put it out of your head before laying down for bed. You can help do this by taking a hot bath in the evening hours, watching a funny movie or getting lost in a book. Try to avoid spending time on the Internet right before you go to sleep, because this can remind you of deadlines, meetings and other issues that may weigh on your mind and get in the way of relaxation. If nothing else, remember that you can always worry about your problems tomorrow. Give yourself permission to take a break from what’s stressing you in favor of some much-needed rest.
Know When to Take a Break
Everyone has to work, but that doesn’t mean you should push yourself to get to work during a time you are truly exhausted. If you’ve been suffering from insomnia, dealing with an illness or have recently experienced a major loss, such as the death of a loved one, you should consider taking a few days off work to sleep and recuperate. Missing work can really set you back, but imagine what might happen if you push yourself too hard and end up wrecking your car. Not only could you set yourself back financially, but you could experience a life-altering injury or even death. Nothing is worth that.
Knowing when not to drive is a very important responsibility of any licensed driver. If someone has caused you personal injury while driving drowsy, you may have a case for compensation.