Causes sleepiness while driving.
Causes of sleepiness at the wheel
Accidentally fell asleep, even for a second, the driver is a threat to all road users. Causes of fatigue driving many night shifts at work, stress, tiredness, lack of sleep, intake of certain medications.
As it turned out, there is another factor that affects the human condition – the perception of lower vibration during long car travel. It is important to consider this fact during the preparations for the long journey to stock up on good music, get a reliable companion and select points on parts of the route where you can stop, stretch your legs, drink coffee and get away from the monotony of the way.
Researchers at RMIT University conducted a series of experiments in the framework of the project for the study of the problem of drowsiness behind the wheel. Analyzed data on the health of drivers. Volunteers drove a car simulator and the device simulated monotonous driving on the freeway, and the measured roar of the engine and cars. Special sensors recorded the heart rate and brain activity, informs Rus.Media.
It turned out that those who were exposed to low-frequency vibrations (4-7 Hz), started to get tired and yawn in 15-20 minutes. Half an hour later the level of drowsiness became more and volunteers simply would fall asleep. But those drivers who were subjected to vibrations at other frequencies, was significantly more cheerful.
Therefore, one of the most effective ways to ward off sleep is the active listening to your favorite music and conversation (most importantly, not in a raised voice) with a companion.