Sleep Education

American Academy of Sleep Medicine 

Find a Center
Use the following fields to locate sleep centers in your area.

Search radius:

Awake at the Wheel: Drowsy driving infographic

Filed in
  • CDC Healthy Sleep
  • Drowsy driving

Thomas M. Heffron  |  Jan 23, 2015
Email   Print

Every year drowsy driving injures and kills thousands of people on U.S. roads. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project urges you to refuse to drive when sleep-deprived. Make it a daily priority to get 7 to 9 hours of nightly sleep and learn to detect the signs of drowsiness. Be sure to pull off the road to a safe location if you begin to feel sleepy while driving. Stay safe on the road by staying Awake at the Wheel!

1 Comment

  1. 1 Dennis Wolnick 16 Feb
    I believe all of the facts and statements in the infographic are true. Unfortunately, nothing is said about CATAPLEXY which accompanies NARCOLEPSY in many cases. Cataplexy can occur with less than a minute to respond and can lead to almost complete loss of control for the driver. It is cataplexy more than the drowsiness of narcolepsy that has forced me to sharply curtail my driving.