• @Mongostein@lemmy.ca
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    385 months ago

    I’ve had it happen the other way around. Where I’m driving and realize I’m actually asleep and get startled awake because I shouldn’t be driving while sleeping.

  • Flying Squid
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    135 months ago

    I once drove from Atlanta to Indiana after only getting about 4 hours of sleep over 3 days. Down roads so slushy I had to use the wiper fluid regularly and stop to add more twice. I was hallucinating. At one point, I pulled over to a rest stop to sleep for a little bit and a cop made me leave. I have no idea how I made it home.

  • Richard
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    135 months ago

    I wasn’t expecting this, but it’s genuinely amazing! Thank you, you brightened my evening

    • The Picard ManeuverOP
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      75 months ago

      you brightened my evening

      Watch out, that’s oncoming traffic!

  • @Default_Defect@midwest.social
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    125 months ago

    I once drove to a concert alone (got flaked on) and by the time I left to go home, I had been up for about 30 hours. I had to stop at a random truck stop to take a nap in my car so I wouldn’t die.

    Never again.

  • Ethalia
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    65 months ago

    For me it’s always falling down from my bed into an eternal void of nothingness

  • @eclipse@sh.itjust.works
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    5 months ago

    Took some benadryl at home for allergies and had no reaction at all. Hour later on the drive back from the clinic and I could not keep my eyes open and had to smack myself to keep me awake. Worse feeling ever, especially that drug induced sleepiness.

    • @Cryophilia@lemmy.world
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      55 months ago

      I was young and broke and recovering from a surgery. Went back to work before I was recovered fully. They had me on some good pain meds, but it still hurt sometimes. I went to get gas on my lunch break and some lady at the gas station saw I was in pain and said “here, try one of these” and handed me a pill, which I immediately took.

      The ensuing drive was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. This was a rural road lots of hairpin turns, which people drive at 50mph riding your ass. No cell service, so I couldn’t call someone to come help me. Nowhere to pull over. Literally no shoulder or turnouts, just treeline on one side and short cliff on the other. It was awful. I realized halfway through exactly how out of it I was.

      That road was a death trap. Some politician’s son eventually died there so they finally widened it and added shoulders and stuff.

  • floppade [he/him]
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    5 months ago

    Broke half my ribs and punctured my lung like that, no place to pull over in time. Scary shit. Lucky to be alive.