Curiousity Of The Normal

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Jimmy B.'s Comment
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Hello,I'm curious to if it's just because I'm new or if my body isnt used to driving for so long but,after about four hours my eyes get hazy and tired(I'm only 22 and have drove for 2 months however; I've never gotten tired like this after four hours of physical labor..) I was curious does this happen to any one else,furthermore; does it happen to experienced drivers and if anyone has anytips so I can better myself I'd be grateful. I also have other questions but this is the main concern at the moment.

G-Town's Comment
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Hello,I'm curious to if it's just because I'm new or if my body isnt used to driving for so long but,after about four hours my eyes get hazy and tired(I'm only 22 and have drove for 2 months however; I've never gotten tired like this after four hours of physical labor..) I was curious does this happen to any one else,furthermore; does it happen to experienced drivers and if anyone has anytips so I can better myself I'd be grateful. I also have other questions but this is the main concern at the moment.

Never had that happen to me quite like that. My eyes do dry out from time to time, I use saline drops when that occurs. If it persists a trip to an eye Doctor might be a good idea.

Rainy 's Comment
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I've always been a night person and love driving nights.. but some nights 3 specially with rain fog or mountains my eyes get a little goofy. I'll just stop for a but and take a nap. It doesn't happen during the day.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Make sure you are getting good sleep before you drive. Sometimes if it is rainy or foggy or really heavy traffic I'll get tired early. Other than that I only really get tired around 4 or 5am. Are you getting out and walking around the truck any time during that 4 hours? Its amazing how just getting out and walking around the truck checking lights will refresh you.

Stickers's Comment
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The human body needs a place that is cool, dark, and quiet to get adequate rest. Ambient background noise can make you want to sleep as well i.e. the drone of your motor going down the highway. Having the optimum sleeping conditions even if you are well rested can make anyone nod off ( I always fall asleep on planes for the same reasons).

I always keep my eyes moving around, listen to something on the stereo that is not a constant rhythm (sorry classic rock), and crack to window every now and then to change the temp of the cab / inside of the car.

And like is has already been said, just pulling over to check your lights, do a walk around, or just walking across the rest area parking lot can do wonders.

This doesn't just apply to trucking but anyone marathon driving. I think have seen more youth group/ church vans in the ditch than tractor trailers because of dosing off.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Hello,I'm curious to if it's just because I'm new or if my body isnt used to driving for so long but,after about four hours my eyes get hazy and tired(I'm only 22 and have drove for 2 months however; I've never gotten tired like this after four hours of physical labor..) I was curious does this happen to any one else,furthermore; does it happen to experienced drivers and if anyone has anytips so I can better myself I'd be grateful. I also have other questions but this is the main concern at the moment.

Are you staying hydrated? I use saline from time to time like the others said. But I experienced a significant weight loss and had to adjust to keeping myself hydrated. I sometimes get more tired and find myself taking a one hour break instead of a 30 minute. I'll climb in the sleeper, set the timer for 30 and sleep like a log. Then I get out and walk around before driving.

I hope this helps.

Evette D.'s Comment
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Hello,I'm curious to if it's just because I'm new or if my body isnt used to driving for so long but,after about four hours my eyes get hazy and tired(I'm only 22 and have drove for 2 months however; I've never gotten tired like this after four hours of physical labor..) I was curious does this happen to any one else,furthermore; does it happen to experienced drivers and if anyone has any tips so I can better myself I'd be grateful. I also have other questions but this is the main concern at the moment.

Hello. I'm new to this site as well as a new driver. I've been solo for 3 months now but anyway in regards to your question about feeling tired after hours of driving....when I was in my trainers trucks (3 of them) they all would turn on their AC keeping it cold on the truck. I didn't understand this, in fact it was quite frustrating until I became solo. I don't know what it is but keeping the AC on as cold as I can tolerate has been a help at keeping me awake and alert. But of course the best remedy is getting enough restful sleep. Hope this helped a little.

Mistelle's Comment
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Your eyes can get tired too. You will get a hazy look and have trouble with focusing from doing too much computer work. I think it's called eye fatigue or eye strain or something like that. Taking a break and looking at things close or not looking at anything at all might help. At least that's what it was for me and I wear glasses or contacts (contacts when I was driving because it gave me better periferal (sp?) vision)

Go google a pic of all the muscles around the eye. Then imagine the tiny little ones that adjust your eye so that you can see perfectly and how much that eye must have to work to adjust every single time there are headlights (or a crazy bright led tv on the side of the dang road being used for a sign). See if closing your eyes for a bit helps, sometimes applying a cool compress to them makes it feel better. Though my advice is just that, my advice. I'm not a doctor by any means.

Jimmy B.'s Comment
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Thank you all for your answers ive tried a verity of them the saline drops was godly my eyes feel alot better but as for still also found a better way to sleep. So thank you guys so much

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