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Tips to stay awake during a long road trip


People often believe that road trips are a great way to explore the beauty of any travel destination. This is perhaps because of the fact that you get to have a much closer look at the place that you will be traveling to, which otherwise you would not have if you were traveling via airplane or train. Moreover, you get to explore the local beauty and the culture in a much raw yet appreciative way.

Whilst people talk endlessly about how great traveling by road is, they forget to mention the struggle that you have to face in the form of sleep and boredom. They forget to mention that at some point, you will begin to wonder why you haven’t already reached your destination. Even if you are not bored of the road trip, chances are that you get exhausted out of simply sitting in the car and craning your neck to look at scenic views.

This is probably very true in the case of long road trips. The exhaustion level simply reaches to a new height. If you are someone who loves to go on long road trips but suffer from drowsiness while doing so, then this article by Jovago Pakistan is a must read for you. The article provides you with tips that you can use to stay awake and alert while on the road.

  • The pre-drive nap

Before heading out on a long road trip, taking a short nap can help in making you feel fresh.

  • Avoiding consumption of alcohol

Drunk driving is one of the main causes of deaths. Even very small amounts of alcohol will make you feel drowsy. Therefore, it is advised not to indulge into your alcohol craving while you are on the road.

  • Taking a short break by pulling over

Taking breaks every couple of hours by pulling over, even if you are not feeling sleepy, is highly advised. This is because it will give you the opportunity to get some fresh air and to stretch your legs by walking around.

  • Switching drivers through buddy system

While going on long road trips, it is highly advised to have a companion for your journey. By doing this, you can switch drivers by pulling over after every couple of hours.

If you have any other tip that helps in staying awake while on a long road trip, then do share it with us in the comments section below.



Sundus is a Media Graduate from Kinnaird College Lahore. Writing and Reviewing is her passion that she takes out at

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