Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Sleep Health & Safety 2015 Conference Announced

The National Sleep Foundation announced its 2015 Sleep Health & Safety Conference ┬áto be held at the McLean Hilton in McLean, Virginia, on November 6, 2015. Policy makers, manufacturers and the sleep community will convene to discuss a course of action as drowsy driving prevention efforts and automobile technology intersect. The sleep community has been […]

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep aids, a sleep-friendly environment, relaxation techniques and sleep schedules can help us achieve a good night’s sleep. Here are for additional steps you can take to help improve your sleep quality and duration…

Countermeasures: Stop for the Night

Find a safe place to stop for a break or for the night. If you plan on napping longer than 30 minutes, your best option is to choose a safe rest stop or motel, allowing you to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

Countermeasures: Rumble Strips

If you hit a shoulder rumble strip, pull off the road as soon as possible.

Countermeasures: Taking a Nap

Pull off into a safe, well-lit area away from traffic and take a brief nap: 15-20 minutes is best. Short naps can help improve mood, performance and short-term alertness.

Countermeasures: Caffeine

Coffee or another type of caffeine drink can promote short-term alertness, if needed.