It may surprise you to know that getting little to no sleep (under 2 hours) for just one night causes enough impairment as to be unfit to drive a vehicle, according to the National Sleep Foundation. In fact, the NSF's expert panel agreed that even getting 3-5 hours of sleep would be too little for most healthy drivers.
Sleep deprivation is more than a nuisance, and it affects more people than just the sleep-deprived individual. Drowsy driving is responsible for more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries to Americans each year. It's time we start treating the impairment caused by drowsy driving as seriously as we treat driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Read the full article from Sleep Review Magazine here.
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