Important message for Driver

Updated: Nov 12, 2018


It is reported that over 50% of adult drivers that had driven while drowsy^. Driving while drowsy is like driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • It impairs coordination

  • It causes longer reaction times

  • It impairs judgement

  • It impairs memory and ability to retain information

7 Signs that you need to stop and take a break^

  1. Difficulty focusing, frequent blinking or heavy eyelids

  2. Daydreaming

  3. Trouble remembering last few miles driven or missing exits or street signs

  4. Yawning repeatedly

  5. Trouble keeping head up

  6. Drifting from lane to lane, tailgating, or hitting a shoulder or rumble strips

  7. Feeling restless and irritable

There are few contributing factors to this issue:


Lack of Sleep

Singapore is among the cities in the world with the least hours of sleep. clocking an average of 6 hours and 32 minutes a day*. According to health hub recommendation, working adults should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep daily.


Sleep Apnea

It’s been shown that 39% to 58% of sleep apnea patients also have insomnia`. Read more about sleep apnea here.


Sleep is a biological requirement that can’t be over come with will power, determination or training. So, be responsible. Sleepy? Don’t Drive.

^Sleep-deprived driving - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep-deprived_driving

*The Straits Times - https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/singapore-among-cities-in-the-world-with-least-hours-of-sleep-study

`Comorbid Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2854710/

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