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Drive Home Safely – Coffee vs Sleep

Posted by medliorator on December 8, 2007

Driving home after exhaustive exams can be dangerous. French researchers compare caffeine and naps. Coffee wins.

Among 20- to 25-year-old drivers, the risk of line-crossing fell by 66 percent after a nap, and 74 percent after drinking caffeinated coffee.

Don’t forget the 3rd & safest option: postpone your journey until after a good night’s sleep.

For Sleepy Drivers, Coffee vs. Napping [New York Times]

Correlate: Neuroprotective Effects of Caffeine

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