Myers RV Center Albuquerque Blog
- 0 0Published on May 25, 2018
It’s happened to us all. Driving long distance on a family adventure. Early on the trip the excitement takes over and you feel great. As you enter new areas the anticipation builds. After time, the excitement and anticipation turns into weary tired eyes. When this
happens STOP DRIVING
You’ve become the “Sort of” Alert RVer.
It’s no worth risking your life and the lives of everyone along on the camping trip. That’s one of the advantages of having an RV is you can have the conveniences of home wherever you stop for the night. There are many great places to pull over and catch some sleep for weary travelers like Walmart, Truck Stops, and Rest Stops. Now let’s talk about ways to avoid getting tired prematurely. There are tried and true ways to keep you alert and lasting longer to ultimately arrive earlier and safer to your camping destination
Get plenty of sleep beforehand.
7 hours for most people.
Sipping on something keeps your mind and body active. Prior to heading out start to flood your system with liquids the night before and the morning before you head out. You might want to stop drinking heavily an hour before the trip or you’ll be making a stop shortly after hitting the road.
Drink Coffee or an Energy Drink
These keep you alert and in good spirits.
You have an RV, park it and take a nap! Studies show that a 20 min nap is the ideal length of time to refresh without sleeping too much and becoming groggy.
Crank Up the Tunes
Music is a great way to keep your mind active. Who doesn’t perk up to a little 90’s throwback jam!? If you know the words, sing along… If you don’t know the words, sing along… Singing along helps keep the mind alert. Music affects mood, mood affects energy levels. Another fantastic idea is turn on an audio book. Learning keeps your mind sharp and alert.
What a great way to catch up with all the people you’ve been meaning to keep up with, family that’s moved away, or old schoolmates. Make sure you choose someone interesting as the more engaging the conversation the better you are at the wheel.
It’s so easy and tasty to swing into a fast food joint while on the road but with a little preparation you can fuel your body through healthy food to stay perky at the wheel. There’s simple solutions to eating healthy while still tasting good like trail mix for snacks.
Move When You Stop
Fuel and bathroom stops should turn into a mini workout session (very mini). Stretch, throw around your arms, pound out some jumping jacks… Moving around will get your blood pumping and keep your energy levels up.
The bright sun can wear you down and make you weary after a full day of driving. Throw in reflections of other cars, snow, etc and it can put a strain on your eye muscles. Sunglasses keep your eyes fresh and on the road.
Do you know of a stay awake secret you’d like to share? If so let us know in the comments below.