Powernap

Submitted: Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 18:34
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I don't know what you think, but it seems to me the State Govt seems to be happy to spend money on public service adds encouraging us to have a when tired.
It might be my age but I regularly feel drowsy by mid afternoon but often find it difficult to find a suitable shady place to stop on many of our highways. I just wish there were more spots provided.....silverback ps just back from Mt Blue Rag and the Prom, what a blast...would share pics if I knew how (windows Vista Home Premium)
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Reply By: Footloose - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 19:42

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 19:42
I once pulled over to have a nap in west Qld and the farmer and half the town came out to see what I was up to :))
You're right. Lack of sleep has killed many good drivers, but where do you pull over safely for the avo snooze?
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Follow Up By: DIO - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 09:56

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 09:56
Three dead, two injured in freeway crash - possible cause - fatigue Link . The problem is that some people don't know when/if they are about to doze. Can be a problem.
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 19:51

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 19:51
Driving down to Buckys place last month, VIC Roads have placed signs every 5km and a place maybe 15- 20km...the further from NSW and the more into civilisation the less they became.NSW had 3 between here and the border - 6 hrs away - and one of them if only a few km away...I really struggled finding a place quick enough!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Au-2 - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:26

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:26
What do the signs say Kiwi, what do they say???? and . . .um . . quick enough for what????
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:30

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:30
"tired?"

"rest area 5km"

"rest area 1km"

"rest area ->"

then there are all the warning signs of driving tired.....

they couldnt come quick enough because I was driving after being up for over 24 hrs...eventually got to sleep after 32 +hrs
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:33

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:33
sorry....make that 40hrs!!
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:50

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:50
David, we have often commented with cynical amusement, that where ever they put the power nap signs, there is nowhere with cooee that you could pull over for a nap.

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Reply By: Member - G N (VIC) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:22

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:22
I feel fine until i see the signs, they MAKE me tyred!
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Reply By: Member - G N (VIC) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:24

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:24
I feel fine until i see the signs, they MAKE me tyred!
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Reply By: Nick R (VIC) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:39

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:39
I pulled over for a brief power nap one night, was woken by the phone 3 hours later!!!

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Follow Up By: Dave B (NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 23:05

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 23:05
I can relate to that Nick.

I have searched everywhere for my powernap button, all over the dashboard, even under the seat, in my shirt, in my socks, everywhere.

Everytime I want a quick 15 minute powernap, I overstay my time by a couple of hours.

If anyone knows how to have just a 15 minute powernap, I would love to know.

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 11:20

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 11:20
Nick, can hardly believe three hours between phone calls. LOL

Dave, if you suffer from sleep apnoea, you could wake every 15 minutes without treatment.......
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