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Asleep at the Wheel ... and You Don't Even Know It!

May 16, 2013

A video of a segment on drowsy driving that was featured on today's episode of the Rachel Ray Show is now available to watch online. In the segment, Dr. Ian Smith was tested by driving on a track after more than 30 hours of sleep deprivation. Dr. Charles Czeisler from the Division of Sleep Medicine explained that Dr. Smith transitioned into sleep at least 18 times while behind the wheel without realizing, which is a common danger experienced by drowsy drivers who cause thousands of fatal accidents in the U.S. every year.

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