4% Of People Admit To Falling Asleep While Driving

4% Of People Admit To Falling Asleep While Driving
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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have just released a report saying that 1 in 24 people say that they have fallen asleep while driving at least once in the past several months.

The CDC conducted a phone survey consisting of 147,000 adults in 19 different states and the District of Columbia back in 2009 and 2010.

The findings show that men between the ages of 25-35 are the most likely to fall asleep. Also, Texans are also very likely to snooze behind the wheel.

The studies head author, Anne Wheaton, tried to reason why Texans were more likely than others to fall asleep while driving.

She concluded that it is most likely that the Texas survey sample included a large number of sleep-deprived young adults or obese people with sleep apnea.

Dr. Gregory Belenky, director of Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center in Spokane, claims that, “A lot of people are getting insufficient sleep.”

This, of course, is old news. Some reports estimate that fatal accidents due to sleep deprived drivers are as high as 33%.

Wheaton added that, “If I’m on the road, I’d be a little worried about the other drivers.”

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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