• Try not to drive if possible if you feel sleepy !
  • 10 red bulls before setting off. got -2 for this so don't go driving if you're unfit to drive , simple as that.
  • make sure you get some sleep before going on a long journey. never drive if you feel sleepy. if you do feel sleepy pull off at the nearest service station and have a nap. also dont put the heating on in your car because that can make you tired. if you do feel tired wind your windows down until you can pull over for some rest.
  • 10 shots of a breath freshner tends to perk you up. if your really sleepy and nothing is working and you don't have choices(if you've been in this position you know what I mean) take an ice cold coke, slip it under your shirt to your arm pit and the temperature change is HUGE. It will give you a jolt, of course not sure about drinking out of the can????
  • it's only happened to me once, and I found that the most effective way to stay awake while driving is to fall asleep for a second or two. when you "snap out of it", you'll realize you had just fallen asleep and there's no way you'll fall back asleep while you're driving after that... it scares the crap out of you. :P
  • One thing people have advised is sunflower seeds, in the shell. Did you know Wal-Mart allows overnight parking in every Supercenter? Pull in, fall asleep, when you wake up you can go in to wash up & buy a cola. Oddly enough they don't seem to sell coffee.
  • Have some fresh coffee (not decaf) next to you.
  • Don't drive when you're tired.
  • Obviously, there will be times when you have to drive with too little sleep. At the very least try to take a 15-20 minute 'power nap' before you voyage. Hopefully that would recharge you enough to make it to your destination. If not, pull over abd get out a streach for a bit, sometimes getting the blood flowing again can help. If you can get you hands on an energy drink or some coffee, that is a good idea to.
  • I like to pull nose hairs, never fall asleep doing that, ouch!
  • I like to pull nose hairs, never fall asleep doing that, ouch!
  • During WW2 British pilots would take the tip of their tongue and run it back & forth across the roof of their mouth.
  • put the air conditoner on full blast & a very low temperature... roll down driver's window & back right window to get a sturdy breeze blowing by...chew a piece of gum...and get something cranking on the radio... and find somewhere "fast" to get a few winks! It's a deadly game to drive sleepy.
  • I put the air conditioner on full blast and then I turn the radio on to my favorite station. Sometimes I put my favorite cd in and find an upbeat song or two. :)
  • I usually crank the air conditioner, roll down all of my windows, turn up the radio, and just try and focus on the road. If it's really bad, I'll pull over and get something to eat. For some reason, that helps a lot.
  • pull off to a roadside rest stop, lock all the doors, take your keys out of the ignition and take a nap. when you wake up you will be refreshed enough to drive. its the best solution. anything else will fail and you will find yourself and your car in the ditch. or someone will be peeling you off a wall somewhere. some hot coffee might work, but it is only temporary, when the cafeen stops working you will be even more tired and fighting a losing battle. twenty minutes of sleep in a rest stop wont make you late. it will save your life and maybe someone else, too.
  • 1.) Turning up the radio is an obvious idea, but you need to do more than that. Pick a station with music that you enjoy, and sing loudly! If you’re tired, the radio will eventually just become background noise in your mind. But if you are are interacting (singing) with what you are hearing, you will stay more alert and attentive. 2.) Keep the heat away!! Warm air will make you more sleepy. If it’s summertime and very hot outside, turn your air conditioner on high, and aim the vents right on you. If it’s wintertime, roll down your window and let the cold air in. We all know that it’s tough to fall asleep when we’re cold and uncomfortable. You may get a slight cold or chapped skin, but so what. It’s better than the alternative if you were to fall asleep while driving. 3.) Stop and walk around for a few minutes. Stop somewhere where it’s bright...a store, a reststop, a gas station. You don’t need to go for a lengthy jog. Just get out and walk around a while. Enjoy the fresh air. Talk to somebody nearby about the weather. Get your brain going and your senses more alert. 4.) Eat and drink a lot. Yes, eating a big meal can make us tired. But if you are constantly moving your hands to eat food or drinking something cold, you’re being active. That’s what you need to do. Sitting in a carseat doing nothing but driving is what everyone should do, but when you are fighting to stay awake, you need to be active. Eating and drinking (not alcohol, of course) are ways to be active. 5.) This may sound silly, but drink a lot and don’t stop to go to the bathroom. Think of how uncomfortable it is to fall asleep when you have to go to the bathroom. Enough said on that. The obvious way to avoid falling asleep at the wheel is to not drive if you’re tired. But if you do, you need to focus on keeping your brain active and your senses alert. Do whatever you need to do to keep yourself and the others on the road around you safe.
  • 22 years in driving a T/T over the road, I will say this...DON"T PLAY THAT GAME, it will hurt or kill you by yourself or involving somebody else. If you are tired pull over and take a nap. When you are exhausted you will fall asleep no matter how hard you try to stay awake, especially while driving. Driving tired amounts to the same experience as driving drunk.
  • Stop driving. It's not worth the risk. No schedule is worth dying for and you may not be the only one that gets hurt.
  • toothpicks in the eyes
  • Pull a nose hair!!!
  • We recently tested a device (now commercially available) that prevents microsleep/falling asleep and makes drivers 25% to 40% more alert. (Tests results printed in the National Defense Industry Association GVSETS 2009 Symposium.) Drowsy drivers can't fall asleep when using this device. (This is Michigan made, by the way.) Website is: A sleepy or fatigued driver is a danger to himself (or herself) and others. Although you should never drive when you are sleepy, there is now a device on the market, the Cold Diffusion Fatigue Fighter (CDFF), that won't let you fall asleep while driving. Unlike devices that startle you awake when you start to fall asleep at the wheel (risky in many ways), the CDFF keeps you awake and increases alertness. # Don’t drive if you know you are sleepy. # If you feel drowsy while you are driving, pull off the road and get some sleep. # Understand that if you are drowsy, even if you manage to stay awake, your reaction time and your judgment is impaired. # If you think that you are AT RISK of becoming drowsy, attach the CDFF to your bare shin and turn it on. The CDFF has a programmed cycle that uses temperature variations to prevent your body from establishing the core body temperature required for sleep. You simply won't fall asleep while using the device. There is also a documented 25% to 40% alertness increase in fatigued individuals. # This device has only been tested for an eight hour period. It is not intended to allow you to stay awake forever. Always remember that is it dangerous to go without sleep for long periods of time. # If used as recommended, the CDFF will keep you from falling asleep at the wheel, make you more alert while driving, and allow you to get safely home or to the next rest stop where you can stop and get sleep. * This is also ideal for studying while you are tired. Students who want to get in an extra hour or two of ALERT studying will do better with this device. * The temptation to use chemical stimulants as an alertness aid is made unnecessary with the CDFF. * Another use is for people who have very tedious monitoring work. This increases alertness for boring, mundane tasks (documented tests available).
  • We invented a natural device that keeps you awake while driving. Unlike others, it doesn't startle you awake at the wheel once you have fallen asleep. This varies your body's internal temperature to keep you awake. It also increases alertness. See our website at:

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