Sleep experts recommend a 'caffeine nap' to cure driver fatigue this holiday season
Source: BI-ME , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Thu December 22, 2011 2:33 pm

UAE. With the holiday season fast approaching and thousands of drivers hitting the roads for long distance road trips and camping expeditions, many sleep deprived drivers will be looking for a cup of coffee or a roadside nap to keep driver fatigue at bay.

Contrary to popular belief, researchers at the Sleep Research Laboratory in Loughborough University in the UK  have discovered that the most effective way to increase alertness when driving is to have a ‘caffeine nap’, a cup of coffee followed by a 15-20 minute power nap.

This quick fix solution was found to be better than other commonly used techniques such as a blast of cold air, a short nap or a cup of coffee by itself.

How it works? The power nap helps rid the brain of adenosine, the sleep inducing compound, while the caffeine takes 20 minutes to kick in, just in time for the rest of the drive. 

So when you’re eyes start to shut on the open highway, don’t ignore it – pull over for a snooze and a cup of coffee.

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