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Show Of Hands February 12th, 2019 3:17am

Have you ever nodded off momentarily while driving?

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bubbaman
02/14/19 3:10 pm

I know more about this subject than most people because it my job. If you said no. You either haven’t been driving very long or you are in the 1% of people that this is true for. Look up micro sleeps.

Spectrum18 blessed, not stressed
02/14/19 8:29 am

One time, and it’ll never happen again. I almost ran into a stop sign less than a mile from my house

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arttie123 Progressive Independent
02/14/19 12:44 am

Been tired before while driving, but never to the point where I doze off.

GodsMagician Providence, RI
02/12/19 10:22 pm

Definitely scary to be staring at the road and think that all you did was blink but then realize you've traveled at least three miles completely asleep with thoughtful people putting on their high beams to try and wake you up.

DeathSheep Michigan
02/12/19 5:31 pm

Yup. Apparently drove a quarter of a mile, drifted from the left lane to the right shoulder and bounced off the wall (was like 1am, only car on the interstate. Popped both passenger side tires and scared the shit out of me.

Robert01 existentialist
02/12/19 4:29 pm

No. But before I was back and forth to work on my bike without safety glasses on I would momentarily close my eyes while it was raining.

Driving a bike. Lol

lcamino Florida and Georgia
02/12/19 3:33 pm

Only once. It scared me to death

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Dax Somewhere in Ohio
02/12/19 1:31 pm

I will zone out and not realize how I got somewhere.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
02/12/19 2:42 pm

So I should avoid the Ohio area?

JohnMan324 Rock N Roll
02/12/19 1:14 pm

Somehow I survived all of senior year of high school without doing that

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jmw7477 Indiana
02/12/19 11:47 am

More than momentarily. I flipped my truck on its side.

merry13 Saved by Grace
02/12/19 10:07 am

I did once and learned my lesson. Ended up rear ending a car on the highway. Going 60+ mph. No damage done to either vehicle. I stopped and slept in my car for several hours after that. Was driving 16 hours from Oklahoma to Ohio.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
02/12/19 6:08 am

Everytime I drive, regardless of how tired I am.

DTinCA Klaatu Barada Nikto
02/12/19 9:40 am

You might want to have a sleep study done. Maybe you have sleep apnea.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
02/12/19 10:37 am

I do. I wake up all the time from not breathing, but I couldn't fall asleep with the CPAP on when I tried it last year.

CrazDab Florida
02/12/19 5:22 am

I hate sleeping when driving.

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JohnMan324 Rock N Roll
02/12/19 1:12 pm

Especially when you’re getting a good nap then suddenly the forward collision warning goes BEEP BEEP BEEP!

Timber
02/12/19 1:14 am

I don't understand how you could let yourseld do that while doing something so dangerous. I've driven while very sleep deprived, kept myself up by singing and dancing in my seat. Gotta keep that O2 going into your brain.

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asia
02/11/19 11:35 pm

Once and never again.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
02/11/19 10:53 pm

Yes. Have to get enough sleep before a long road trip or the eyelids get lead weights on some boring stretches of highway.

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katerina13 stuck in the middle
02/11/19 10:48 pm

Used to a LOT. I could see a sign doing 40-50 mph, fall asleep, dream, and wake up before I even passed the sign. It was freaky.

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everybodysmom illinois
02/12/19 4:06 am

Me too! Used to all the time on the way home when I worked downtown.

HBNY this space for rent
02/11/19 10:46 pm

In college, my dorm roommate had been drinking at a bar downtown and begged me to pick him up... 3 minutes after I took and ambien. I got downtown alright. I don’t remember getting back to campus.

Suzan Hawaii
02/11/19 10:25 pm

I have nodded off while someone is speaking to me. Totally embarrassing

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DTinCA Klaatu Barada Nikto
02/12/19 9:42 am

This happened to me a while back after taking a red eye flight to LA. So embarrassing!!!

Tazer Dumpster fire
02/11/19 9:56 pm

Disturbing to think people would be that careless.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/11/19 9:02 pm

Wound up rolling across a chunk of high desert in central Wyoming, way off the highway, still at 55 mph. Pretty rough, and noisy enough to wake me up. More gas and a gentle curve got me back on the pavement OK. I was 19 and thought I could drive from Tacoma to St Louis without stopping except for gas and snacks. Nope. First and last time. I rarely drive or ride for much more than 14-16 hours at a stretch these days, and if I get even a little drowsy (very rare), I stop.

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MoOoOoOse A Demagogic Country
02/11/19 9:01 pm

Nod off meaning falling into a subconscious state? Or like falling asleep? Because if you mean subconscious, I let my subconscious self drive most the time...

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alkie New York
02/11/19 8:31 pm

Don’t ever drive while on pain killers

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
02/11/19 8:29 pm

No, although I have come close on several occasions. I'm good about knowing when to stop for a break.

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political Georgia
02/11/19 8:27 pm

It’s difficult for me to go to sleep because I don’t relax very easily.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
02/11/19 8:24 pm

Yes... driving back-and-forth from school.

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