Fast asleep: accidents, driving and microsleep

It sounds incredible, but every day up to 250,000 drivers in the United States spend part of their journey asleep, according to a report from ABC News. To highlight the rising phenomenon of drowsy driving, veteran reporter Ron Claiborne took part in an experiment to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation on driving performance. Every year, thousands of accidents are thought to be the result of drivers not getting enough sleep. But you don’t need to be fully unconscious to fall … Continue reading Fast asleep: accidents, driving and microsleep