Spring Forward or Fall Back: Navigating the Impact of Daylight-Saving Time on Your Daily Routine.


March 10, 2024, we “sprang” an hour forward. While gaining an hour of daylight was exciting, we lost a precious hour of sleep. Losing just that one hour can significantly mess up our sleep patterns, leaving us drowsy for the following week. This puts many people behind the wheel of vehicles who are much drowsier than we would like.

Tips For Staying Alert After Daylight Saving

Get Some Sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining good health and well-being. It’s especially important to get enough sleep before driving, as drowsy driving can lead to accidents and injuries. Sleeping less than six hours can affect your alertness, reaction time and decision-making ability, all of which are critical when driving. So, it's essential to prioritize getting enough sleep before getting behind the wheel.


Plan Ahead

There are a variety of apps and devices available for download that can help you stay alert while driving. Some apps can detect when you are getting drowsy and alert you to take a break, while others can play sounds or music designed to keep you awake. It is important to download these ahead of time so you can focus on the road.


Remain Fit to Drive

Ensuring you are fit to drive before getting behind the wheel is crucial for maintaining your safety and the safety of others on the road. Assess your level of drowsiness. If you feel drowsy, fatigued, or have trouble keeping your eyes open, you should not drive. By taking the time to ensure you are fit to drive before getting behind the wheel, you can reduce the risk of accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road.

Injured in an Accident?

If you’ve been in an accident with someone you suspect was driving while tired, it is important to understand that driving while tired is a form of negligence. It can be very difficult to prove that another driver was too tired to drive after an accident occurred. But, an experienced car accident lawyer like those at Hupy and Abraham knows how to establish if the other driver was at fault.

That is why it is important to contact an attorney immediately after an accident to protect your potential recovery. For more information, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat 24/7 at Hupy.com.


Jill Erin Wellskopf
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