Why is driving so tiring?

I dread driving home every day after work because it’s so draining. Any idea why it’s so tiring to drive?

Tiffany Leung · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
We totally get how you feel when you drive home at the end of a long day! Driving is so tiring because it is mentally exhausting. It requires you to be alert and attentive to other drivers at all times—so it’s not surprising that the longer you drive, the more tiring it is.
Here are a few things you can do to help combat driving fatigue:
  • Make sure you are well rested—The amount of sleep you get will greatly impact your driving, and your chances of a collision are higher when you’re running on less than 5 hours of sleep.
  • Have a snack and some water before driving—This will help replenish your energy and improve your alertness.
  • Take driving breaks if needed—If you are driving long distances, take breaks to stretch out and refresh before you continue to drive.
  • Avoid medication before driving—Don’t take medication that causes drowsiness before you get behind the wheel.
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