Drive a stolen car; fear of being caught will give you an adrenaline rush sufficient to keep you going for much longer than 7+ hours.
Ooo-no. Sleepy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. I don't think anything you take will keep you awake, safely. I think, start early, and stop for a lunch and an hours nap, drive refreshed.
Heres' what I do. I roll the window down (this only works with power windows). Insert finger. Roll window back up. Pain will keep you alive my friend.
chewing gum. Blowing the A/C on high on your face.
cold air, music that you DONT like, and a friend poking you every few seconds
i have to drive 21 hours to see my husband, and i generally make the first 11 one day, then the last 10 the next... unless i HAVE to drive straight through...<br />
I'm pretty good at staying awake, and I just do all the things everyone else listed. Loud music, windows down, I innocently flirt with the truckers to see how many honks I can get (haha), think about things that keep me awake (problems at work that need resolved), talk on the phone (with a blue tooth), stop and take a walk in a public place, energy drinks... though they make me feel like crap in the long run.
very cold air conditioning or better yet fresh air<br />
alarm clock that goes off every hour<br />
energy drinks work<br />
i spy games along the way<br />
makin up songs together<br />
crossword puzzles together<br />
many many breaks -dont be rushed
singing. singing. washing your face always. chewing sweet. I'd like taking someone with me. He will drive when I sleep and I will drive when he sleeps. Moreover there are 2 people talking, no sleepy anymore
I think some long distance drivers take certain, um, "substances".<br />
Don't bother. Take regular breaks, and if you need to sleep, then sleep.
It's important you take little naps now and then...if you get into an accident while driving while tired, it's an offense like a DUI in some places. Fatigue sneaks up on you. Even a 10-minute nap in a safe place will help a lot. Aside from that, keep your car cool, keep music or talk interesting, don't overeat. Don't spend a lot of time on the cellphone...you'll get distracted. A good book on tape is nice, I find, esp if you pick a cliffhanger...like a Bourne Identity or other cliff-hanger. <br />
But don't put yourself at risk...get some sleep!
peppy, keep-awake-music that you really enjoy, or maybe an audio book.
Metallica... played very loud. It helps if you know the words and sing along. Just TRY to fall asleep singing "Fuel" at the top of your lungs!!!<br />
It works for me...
Turn up the radio really loud or roll down all the windows. Or if someone is riding with you, have them tell you if you're falling asleep.
Take young children, no drinks, no toys, no snacks hahahahaha<br />
You wont sleep..Guaranteed...;-)<br />
When you feel sleepy, pull over and take a short nap. Twenty minutes will make you feel refreshed for a couple of hours.