Energy Drinks

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PackRat's Comment
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That will keep you awake, too!smile.gifsorry.gif

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I was blessed with a sunny desposition, so I am always wide awake and ready for another fun filled day.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Monster Java.. mmm. The Irish Cream flavor. Tastes oh so good. I don’t drink them for a boost. Just really love the taste!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Chuck S.'s Comment
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Don't use them... I was addicted and it took me almost a year to get over them...

Cerberus 's Comment
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I worked in healthcare for 20 years. I don't buy or drink them. You'd not believe the numbers of people who end up in an ER from drinking those things and having serious heart arrhythmias. I belong to the group who believes they should not be sold at all.

That said, my kids love them. I wouldn't allow them to drink them until they were adult size teens and then only in extreme moderation. They liked the monster ones.. can't remember which flavor.

My friend and I learned this lesson at a very young age and havent touched them since. We were 13 and we both had consumed at least 4 that day. Needless to say we felt like death and we havent even looked at them since!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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32 Year Old Mom Fitted With Pacemaker

Drank 6 energy drinks a day...

I had a bad Iced Coffee addiction - like over a 1/2 gallon a day. You didn't see me without a DD Large Iced in my hands.

Energy drinks are POISON.

Now - a 5 hour energy is ok, for a once-in-awhile bump. But beware the crash. If you are consistently needing to use stimulants to stay sharp - then you are either not getting enough rest (sleep apnea?), or have something else going on (obesity, diabetes, etc.).

Nothing works better than a power nap - 1 hour or less. Yeah, it cuts into your 14, but it's better than poisoning yourself with the crap in energy drinks, or falling asleep behind the wheel.

Another interesting note. NEVER TAKE A NAP IN THE DRIVERS SEAT. It gets your body accustomed to sleeping there, and increases the odds of doing it by accident.

Rick

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Rick wisely stated: "Nothing works better than a power nap - 1 hour or less. Yeah, it cuts into your 14, but it's better than poisoning yourself with the crap in energy drinks, or falling asleep behind the wheel."

Everybody is different, and I seldom need to nap, but you might want to set your alarm if you just want to nap for 1 hour. I hit the bunk once for a nap and woke up 3 hours later. Boy, was I ever mad at myself for losing those miles! I think if you stop the truck, get out and do a walk-a-round inspection, stretch and maybe have a little coffee, it's much better than an energy drink. Never had one, but I believe the caution recommended on this thread.2222

And it's not only the danger of falling asleep at the wheel. Driving drowsy is super dangerous. NEVER NEVER NEVER drive drowsy. Always stop and get your alertness back, whatever your method of doing it is. Rookies beware! Many rookies set out to marathon drivers and that's a great path to destruction.

In school, our instructor highly recommended power naps. Being the conscientious student I was, I started practicing right away in her class.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Don's Comment
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I never have liked those "energy drinks", even working nights as a nurse. They may give you a boost, but I found they made me too "jittery". Many of those drinks contain sugar along with the caffeine. I have difficulty enough trying to keep my waist from expanding. Thankfully, I work day shift and have a consistant sleep cycle, so my body stays in a normal rhythm. I do love my early am cup of plain coffee, though. Always have. Drinking plently of fluids so I do not dehydrate helps me also.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Don's Comment
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That is because caffeine and hot fluids can work as an irritant or stimulant.

Yeah except coffee gives me the 💩

Don's Comment
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Argh! I wish I would use the quote feature correctly!!

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