37% of people admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel. Here’s what to do to make sure you’re not one of them, according to NBC News.
Perhaps you were coming home from a tiring day at the beach with your family, commuting to work, or pushing through the last leg of a long road trip. Your eyes felt heavy and began to droop. And you fought off an endless series of yawns while struggling a bit to keep your eyes on the road.
Sound familiar? Reports show that for many of us it does. This year, AAA reported that the number of crashes involving drowsiness is almost eight times higher than federal estimates indicate. And according to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America poll, 60 percent of adults admitted to driving drowsy and 37 percent admitted to having fallen asleep at the wheel.