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Stay alert! Don’t “drowse” and drive

News Briefs Here’s another reason to aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night: Drowsy driving—getting behind the wheel when you’re very sleepy—is now considered reckless driving in some U.S. states, punishable by fine or even jail. Drowsiness impairs reaction time, attention, and judgment, and a drowsy driver may even doze at the wheel for a few seconds at a time, according to a report released in August 2016 by the…

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