When you are a long haul truck driver, you can expect to spend many nights travelling on the road. By driving a sleeper truck that offers a range of amenities, you will be able to rest easily in a comfortable bed each night. However, sleeping on the road can require adjustment for brand new truck drivers. To help you remain fresh and rejuvenated behind the wheel, here are some tips for sleeping well while you are out on the road.
Avoid Caffeine and Sugar
During a long drive, it may be tempting to remain alert by drinking caffeinated or sugary beverages. Consuming these substances too close to your bedtime, however, can lead to sleep problems. By switching over to water or non-caffeinated teas in the hours before your bedtime, you can make sure that you are able to rest easily when it is time to turn the lights out.
Get Adequate Exercise
Driving a commercial truck does not require much physical exertion over the miles. To help you sleep well when you are out on the road, however, it is important that you make sure that you get some type of exercise when you are out on a long haul journey. Even taking the time to walk during your rest breaks will help to exercise your body and mind.
Create a Cozy Sleep Environment
If your commercial truck has a sleeping area, you will want to make sure that your sleep environment is as cozy as possible. When you head off to sleep, it is a good idea to adjust the temperature and lighting in your sleeper cab so that you are in a restful environment, all night long.
At Yuma Truck Driving School, our instructors will be able to provide you with tips and information about how to succeed as a commercial truck driver. If you are interested in becoming a licensed truck driver, be sure to attend one of our open house sessions in Tucson. Give us a call at (888) 647-3239 for more information about our enrollment opportunities.