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Of course drinking and driving is dangerous, but did you know that [driving] while drowsy is too? Consider this:

60 percent of drivers have driven while feeling drowsy
37 percent of drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel

Here are some signs that it's time to pull off the road and rest:

* Difficulty focusing, frequent blinking, or heavy eyelids
* Daydreamin; wandering or disconnected thoughts
* Trouble remembering the last few miles driven; missing exits or traffic signs
* Yawning repeatedly or rubbing your eyes
* Drifting from your lane, tailgating, or hitting a shoulder rumble strip
* Feeling restless and irritable

National Sleep Foundation

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, May/June 2010. Copyright © 2010 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.



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