Feel Terrible

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Gladhand's Comment
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Man do I feel crappy today. Lack of sleep has it's way of catching up to me. It's crazy how I will be dead tired but can't sleep, start to drive and I am ready to sleep. Went ahead and pushed my pta out so I can get some rest. Really been struggling to sleep lately, I don't think the truck is to blame either cause I had the same issue when I was on hometime Hope it isn't a more serious issue.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Gladhand, I have found a truck sleeper the best place to get sleep at non-standard times. Close the curtains and it's dark, there's no one around to bother you. You do have to make the decision to get the shut-eye. But I bet you knew all these things.

Also, you'll need plenty of awake time between sleeping. (Don't sleep 4 hours, drive 3 then expect to doze off).

I lay in bed and play computer solitaire for as long as I need to, till I get too bored to stay awake. Find your own routine for sleep (read a book, listen to music, etc.) and follow that every time you hit the sack. No guarantee this is dependable, but I bet it will work in your favor.

Kurt's Comment
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I'm no trucker but I keep some unusual hours and occasionally get caught needing to sleep and can't I like a half dose of Nyquil Z does trick every time and I can wake up with my senses intact

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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No way would I do Nyquil. Has alcohol.

Its probably allergies. I couldn't sleep and my eyes were killing me all through Indiana and Tennessee

Sorry :(

Old School's Comment
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Smart truckers don't do Nyquil because of the alcohol content. I have been randomly tested ten times since I started working for Knight Transportation a little less than three years ago. Several of those tests were specifically for Alcohol. Even a mouthwash could cause you to fail an alcohol test.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kurt's Comment
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No way would I do Nyquil. Has alcohol.

Its probably allergies. I couldn't sleep and my eyes were killing me all through Indiana and Tennessee

Sorry :(

no alcohol in Nyquil Z

Kurt's Comment
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actually called z quil gel tabs are alcohol free

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