Home > Medical > Sleep Disorders > Sleep and travel Sleep and travel All sections in Sleep » About Sleep » Health Tips » Insomnia » Research » Narcolepsy » Sleep News » Sleep and Diet » Sleep and Travel » Snoring Road-trip alert: Drinking and driving warnings are everywhere – but don't forget drowsy driving While commending efforts to keep drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel, we need to keep in mind that sleep-deprived drivers pose an equally great risk on our roads. Sleepy US drivers involved in 100 000 crashes a year There are many risk factors for drowsy driving. Driving on less than 4 hours of sleep is riskiest - but even less than 7 hours is dangerous Car accident risk is highest if you get fewer than four hours of sleep a night, scientists have found, but even those who sleep fewer than seven hours a night are more likely to be in a crash - and to cause it. Quiz Are you sleep-deprived? » Is your cat affecting your sleep? 10 facts on snoring Scientists developing blood test for drowsy driving Scientists say they're inching closer to a blood test for drowsy driving. Stay awake behind the wheel With the summer holidays upon us, the risk of sleep-related traffic accidents is on the up. A press release from Medi-Clinic outlines the risk factors. Asleep at the wheel There is no place like home, but the holidays are great for getting away. Just be certain that you arrive there safely. Antihistamines can impair driving skills We hear plenty about the effects of alcohol on driving, but during hay fever season we also need to worry about how antihistamines impair our road skills. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Advertorial: Sleep and the immune system Advertorial: How to fall asleep faster ADVERTORIAL: Deep sleep is essential for good health ADVERTORIAL: Germs - How often should I wash my bedding?