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All A’s: Awake, Alert, Alive

All A’s: Awake, Alert, Alive

Sleep apnea. Iron deficiency. Diabetes. What do they have in common? All can cause fatigue. Tired or sluggish drivers are dangerous drivers. In fact, you are three times more likely to be in a crash if you are driving fatigued.

If you have trouble sleeping, seek treatment. Research shows adults need 7-9 hours of sleep to achieve peak performance. Behind the wheel, you always want to be on top of your game. Easy? Well, the repetition of a monotonous commute can cause “time-on-task fatigue.”

Quite simply, it can put you to sleep. And a sleepy driver poses a safety risk. Wake up. Your health and the health of others on the road rests in the balance.