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(Science.org)   Waking up right after drifting off to sleep can boost creativity, especially if you're in the fast lane on the 405 freeway   (science.org) divider line
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2021-12-08 8:06:41 PM  
I woke up driving @ about 60 mph and woke up with a nice big bridge in front of me that curved to the left.  If I hadn't woken up, things would be a lot different for me and my ex.
 
2021-12-08 8:13:06 PM  
 Lol yeah. Thats true.
 
2021-12-08 8:21:20 PM  
There's a fast lane on the 405??

Not in Orange or LA counties.
 
2021-12-08 8:22:20 PM  
I cannot argue with the thread headline. I would offer evidence but my heart might not be able to take the stress again.

/Don't drive drowsy.
 
2021-12-08 9:52:42 PM  
I only fell asleep driving once. Luckily it was somewhere in the rural, flat, featureless Midwest. Waking up going 75 on the median was concerning. Remembering that I was in Ohio, I was even more concerned.
 
2021-12-08 10:49:58 PM  

ski9600: I woke up driving @ about 60 mph and woke up with a nice big bridge in front of me that curved to the left.  If I hadn't woken up, things would be a lot different for me and my ex.


Same happened to me on a long drive while on the PA Turnpike about 20-25 years ago. Rumble strip woke me up. When I did wake up, a bridge support was staring me in the face.

Rumble strips were fairly new at that time if I remember. Regardless, one well-placed rumble strip saved my life.

I no longer drive drowsy. On long trips, I pull off the highway, and find a place for a 45 minute nap. Usually right there on the off-ramp, as long as it's safe and rural.
 
2021-12-08 11:01:51 PM  
Subby, the 405 is the only freeway in the USA where you can fall asleep in your car and still not be in danger of crashing into anything.
 
2021-12-08 11:14:25 PM  

beezeltown: I only fell asleep driving once. Luckily it was somewhere in the rural, flat, featureless Midwest. Waking up going 75 on the median was concerning. Remembering that I was in Ohio, I was even more concerned.


You woke up too soon. Were you going from Pennsylvania to Indiana, or something? You know sleep isn't technically a wormhole approach to travel. Just like passing out on vodka leads to "Russian Time Travel." You were just unconscious.
 
2021-12-08 11:17:04 PM  
Dark desert roads at night are terrifying.

You close your eyes, and upon opening them you've no idea how long they were closed for. How long were you asleep? Jesus, were you just sleeping?!?
 
2021-12-08 11:20:18 PM  
Tell my boss that.
 
2021-12-08 11:20:34 PM  
I woke up driving a deuce-and-a-half at Fort Hood once, had to wait for another truck to come by to figure out which way the road was.

Had been running about 36 hours straight, hauling mortar shells.
 
2021-12-08 11:23:43 PM  
When I'm on I-80, middle of desert at night and I think there are trees lining both sides of the road...
Time to pull over.
 
2021-12-08 11:24:11 PM  

Jeff5: I woke up driving a deuce-and-a-half at Fort Hood once, had to wait for another truck to come by to figure out which way the road was.

Had been running about 36 hours straight, hauling mortar shells.


And people wonder how nuclear warheads have gone missing...

So, umm, thank you for your service?
 
2021-12-08 11:24:12 PM  

ski9600: I woke up driving @ about 60 mph and woke up with a nice big bridge in front of me that curved to the left.  If I hadn't woken up, things would be a lot different for me and my ex.


She'd probably still be your ex.
 
2021-12-08 11:28:04 PM  
I've had insomnia ever since I watched invasion of the body snatchers
 
2021-12-08 11:29:42 PM  

Pinner: When I'm on I-80, middle of desert at night and I think there are trees lining both sides of the road...
Time to pull over.


Ooh, done that before.
 
2021-12-08 11:33:07 PM  
I wanna die peacefully like my grandfather in his sleep.

Not horrified and knowing what's coming like the passengers in his car.
 
2021-12-08 11:35:43 PM  
When I was 20, I was driving with a friend from Wa to Ca. Late at night I was super sleepy, but I was forcing my eyes to stay open. I jerked awake as we were drifting onto the shoulder, because I had fallen asleep WITH MY EYES OPEN. We exited off I-5 and found a parking lot and I slept for a few hours before we continued.
 
2021-12-08 11:38:43 PM  

Pinner: When I'm on I-80, middle of desert at night and I think there are trees lining both sides of the road...
Time to pull over.


Ha.  I start seeing rabbits running across the road.  Sometimes deer.  But where I live, I keep a sleeping bag in the car, and I stop.
 
2021-12-08 11:39:37 PM  

Claude Ballse: Dark desert roads at night are terrifying.

You close your eyes, and upon opening them you've no idea how long they were closed for. How long were you asleep? Jesus, were you just sleeping?!?


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2021-12-08 11:43:59 PM  
I once drove from South of Buffalo to Boston and back again all in the same day (in New York I was traveling along what is now I-88). On the way back I most definitely should have pulled over to sleep somewhere short of Albany, because about 50 miles outside of Binghamton I suddenly woke up when the car started drifting onto the shoulder, and I was going about 80! I immediately slowed down, pulled over, got into the back seat and went to sleep. A State Trooper woke me up about 2 hours later and after I explained to him that I felt I was too tired to drive when I pulled over he told me there was a rest stop not too far down the road and he followed behind me to make sure I got there safely. I then slept for about 4 more hours before I was able to continue on my way back home.
 
2021-12-08 11:47:04 PM  
"The state between wakefulness and sleep is a sweet spot for problem-solving"

Tell that to my hallucinatory sleep paralysis. Demons, grinning men, and Nachtmare... No thank you.

That state  is the worst.
 
2021-12-08 11:47:17 PM  
Had a few close calls after dosing off behind the wheel back in my early to mid 20s.

Was living on three hours of sleep back in those days, working/driving during the day, and playing 301, Tecmo Bowl, drinking beer and smoking weed and cigarettes all night.

Now beer gives me heartburn and I get cranky if I don't get my seven hours.

/ smh
 
2021-12-09 1:40:58 AM  
This study proves concretely that you can get grants for any bullshiat you cook up if you're creative enough.
 
2021-12-09 2:45:37 AM  
It certainly improves your curse word repertoire.
 
2021-12-09 3:44:57 AM  
So waking up quickly after falling asleep will allow me to steal inventions, push other scientists around, and electrocute an elephant to death?

Nifty.
 
2021-12-09 5:05:45 AM  

Monocultured: This study proves concretely that you can get grants for any bullshiat you cook up if you're creative enough.


Your comment proves concretely that you're a moron moran.
 
2021-12-09 6:42:59 AM  
what difference does it make which lane of the 405 you're in you're still going 25mph tops
 
2021-12-09 7:07:35 AM  
I see that we're still producing studies to feed the next replication crisis in psychology.  Wake me up when they've done a pre-registered study with about ten times as many participants.
 
2021-12-09 10:14:45 AM  
I once saw a guy smoking crack while in bumper to bumper traffic on the 405. IIRC, he was in the fast lane.

/true story
 
2021-12-09 2:07:30 PM  
I woke up with the driver's side tires off of the road on the left while the road was turning right.

If I hadn't had my rx-7 at a track day a month earlier, there was no way I would have recovered.
 
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