Advisor: Microsleep warning fatigue

Beware of fatigue

He is rarely without notice but still mostly unnoticed: the Microsleep. The driver then already longer fatigue behind the wheel and nods up sometime for a short time. This time, as short as it may be, can have serious consequences. Because many accidents on rural roads or highways are attributable to such mini-NAP. It is often injured and dead.

Who nods a at a speed of 130 km/h on the motorway for five seconds, runs 180 meters totally reacting, warns the Austrian Automobile Club. Deadened drivers cause almost every fourth fatal car accidents on motorways, the ADAC also warns. Advice on how to avoid the Microsleep can be, there are some: ranging from coffee or caffeine as ultimate owner of awake through better oxygen supply through an open window and loud music on the car radio. But all this is ultimately not sure helps against the risk that a build driver eventually briefly asleep at the wheel, experts know. You rather warn to overestimate for example caffeine as a pick-me-up, because the effect lasts only for a short time. Generally the safest driving, who is not tired at the wheel, the Goslar noted Institute for consumer-oriented insurance. Especially when longer trips, you should sit so well rested behind the wheel. This is not or only to a limited extent in particular night rides are the case, to avoid. It comes to the Microsleep also frequently during the phase of the daily biological performance lows, located mostly in the period between 2 and 6 o'clock at night and during the day between 12 and 16: 00. Dangerous, because also monotonous stretches with little Ablenkung.Nicht just for tired drivers are also soporific, also generally road safety experts advise drivers repeatedly to take breaks as frequently and to schedule such as best in the route. To use this time for movement in the fresh air. Experts recommend regular breaks every two hours. If you feel tired, even a short NAP can help the. This shouldn't take no longer than 10 to 20 minutes, because who sleep longer, is then often still "broken". (ampnet/jri)