Dozing While Driving May Be More Common Than You Think [VIDEO]

One unfortunate side-effect of our sleep deprived society is that people sometimes start to doze off when they’re sedentary.  The problem comes when that sedentary time is behind the wheel of a car.  A recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study of nearly 75,000 people shows that more than five percent had nodded off behind the wheel in the last month.

Other findings:

  • 48 percent of respondents said they snore
  • 38 percent reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the past month
  • 23 percent said they had trouble concentrating because they were tired

A local TV station in Minneapolis, Minnesota talked with a sleep expert about this study.  You can watch video of that interview below: