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AAA can’t expect us to get seven hours of sleep these days

Dec 7, 2016, 7:26 AM | Updated: 8:41 am
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About one-third of people on the road haven't got enough sleep and are at a higher risk of crashing, according to a report. (AP)
(AP)

A study found that drivers who get an hour or two less than the seven hours of recommended of sleep a night significantly increase their risk of a crash.

The study by AAA says the risk of a crash nearly doubles.

Meanwhile, CBS reports about one-third of drivers on the road are driving with less than the recommended amount of sleep.

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We all know this. We’ve heard it many times before, but nothing seems to change.

The trouble with these “we all need more sleep” stories is they never tell you how you’re supposed to get all that rest!

The 21st Century is just not set up to allow for seven hours of sleep. Everybody has three jobs, traffic is horrible, there’s all that fake news to catch up on — plus now that we know it’s fake, we have to fact-check it, so it takes twice as long to read. Because I mean as plausible as it sounds for Hillary Clinton to be running a sex ring out of a pizza joint, you want to double check –– just in case it’s not true.

So there’s all that, and you have to watch the Westworld finale before someone leaks the ending the next day at work.

As for me, my sleep patterns are dictated by the president-elect’s tweeting schedule, and so if I get five hours I’m so grateful I’d sacrifice a goat if I knew how.

By the way, if you have the time to sleep but can’t, I did find a podcast called SleepWithMe which will take you on a sleep-inducing journey.

Or you could just eat a turkey leg.

Dave Ross on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
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AAA can’t expect us to get seven hours of sleep these days