5 Ways to Stay Awake on the Road Home Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 12). That means that a lot of the interstate highways will soon be filled with people making their way home for the weekend. Although Mother’s Day doesn’t nearly represent the traffic volume of people heading home for Christmas, the roads still get busy enough to be careful. When you’re planning on spending a few hours on the road, you’ll need to be double sure you stay awake throughout the drive. The following are 5 great ideas to keep you awake during the long drive ahead. No one tip will be a permanent fix, but each is intended to work in conjunction with the others to keep you awake throughout the entire drive.
Turn Up the Tunes or Start a Conversation First, bring a playlist of your favorite songs to sing along too. When you’re singing along to music, you can’t help but stay awake. Turn up the tunes and let the good times roll for about an hour or two. It’s not a lasting fix because it can become monotonous over time. It can’t be relied upon as your only fix. The next tip can be relied upon to get you as you grow tired of the music Second, participate in an engaging conversation. Now is the perfect time to catch up with a friend or family member that you haven’t talked to in a long time. It can be quite refreshing to take a break from the loud tunes and engage in a good conversation with a friend. Whether you bring that friend with you (and reverse the order of conversation and music) or give them a call on the phone, an engaging conversation will keep your eyes open and mind alert. That said, an engaging conversation can also be extremely distracting. Be sure that you keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and utilize any blue tooth technology available to you; safety is your number one concern after all.
Other Tips Third, with the longer trips, engaging conversation can still wear on you. Plan on taking a 30 minute break every two and a half hours or so to take time to refresh. The fresh air and time to stretch your legs will wake you up for another two and a half hour stint. Take breaks often.
Fourth, only travel during normal waking hours. Too many accidents occur every year because people take off after a long, tiring day. Sleep creeps up on you like a lion in the darkness. You aren’t aware it’s coming until it’s too late. If you aren’t willing to leave your couch at 7pm on a normal day, why should you consider leaving the state at that time? Set aside a travel day to make sure you stay awake throughout the experience. Fifth and finally, stay well hydrated. A properly hydrated body can use more energy. The brain is refreshed and better prepared for a long trip. Stay hydrated and properly energized and your body will make it through the tiring times ahead. When you have the right playlists, company, breaks, travel hours, and hydration, you drastically improve your ability to stay awake. Don’t let the long road ruin your weekend. Insure Wise is in the business of keeping you and your assets safe with proper car insurance in Santa Clarita. There’s nothing like a quick weekend visit to your home. Mother’s Day is a time for fun and appreciation for a mother that’s given you everything you have. The last thing you want to worry about is a conversation with your Santa Clarita car insurance agent to report an avoidable accident.
Published on May 1, 2013
Published on May 1, 2013
Mothers day is coming up as a result the roads will be filled with people going home for the holiday. It's important to know how to stay saf...