Possibly the most important fatigue-fighter is good quality sleep. if your drivers are feeling fatigued each morning and throughout the day, a lack of good quality sleep may be the problem. If so, a lack of sleep can contribute to chronic fatigue and exhaustion. In addition, studies have shown that poor sleep quality can contribute to chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease and even shortened life expectancy. And of course, fatigue has immediate risks to your drivers, including impaired driving and other safety concerns.
But getting regular quality sleep is one of the biggest challenges long-haul drivers face. Due to irregular sleep times, noisy truck stops, uncomfortable mattresses, and an unhealthy lifestyle, it’s not a surprise.
So how do your drivers, get better sleep and improve their health and safety – as well as the safety of all those on the road around them? There are many different ways that drivers can improve sleep quality. To promote good sleep and other top wellness strategies among your drivers, download ErgoScience’s newest e-book: Fighting Driver Fatigue: Top 5 Wellness Strategies and share with your drivers.