This book aims to help fill the knowledge gap by telling you the "must knows" about drowsy driving:

  • What the causes of drowsy driving are - when, where and why you are most "at risk" to drowsy driving such as afternoon driving or after a plane flight or after fast foods or while on medication;
  • What the best ways are for you to avoid drowsy driving - the steps to minimise your risk of being a drowsy driver;
  • And, if you do feel drowsy, what you must do to stay alive - and this is the simple bit - you must stop as soon as possible and take a 15 minute "power nap".

This book also dispels some drowsy driving myths. It tells you what things won't revive you when you are feeling drowsy.


Driving drowsy will impair your driving skills which could cause you to crash your vehicle. Be aware of the forces that make you sleepy and identify the symptoms. This Drowsy Driving DVD will show you how!

A long day studying, cramming for those exams? Tiring workout out at the Gym? A hard day at the office? Taking medication? Any of these factors and many more, could lead you to being drowsy behind the wheel. In this DVD we'll show you how to spot the symptoms of sleep deprivation so that you, as a driver, will know when NOT to drive. In this DVD we'll educate you on sleep deprivation so that you, as a driver, will know when NOT to drive.

There are many urban legends that say "open windows" or "turn the radio on", but these methods do not fix sleep deprivation. Fact. This DVD will dispel those myths and teach you the right solutions. There are too many instances of car crashes and sometimes fatalities due to drivers falling asleep at the wheel. It happens regularly and it could happen to you. Watch this DVD and prevent yourself from becoming, or responsible for, one of those terrible statistics.


Driving drowsy is dangerous to you, other drivers and pedestrians alike, be aware of the problem and ensure you, your passengers and those around you are safe !


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GENRE: Science
LENGTH: 2 x 54 minutes
PRODUCER: Paul Scott
DIRECTOR: Paul Scott
BROADCASTERS: SBS Australia & National Geographic
COINVESTOR: Screen Australia
DISTRIBUTOR: National Geographic Television International

DEAD TIRED features for the first time the latest science from around the world that proves that lack of sleep is harmful to the mind and body. Two-thirds of us have a problem with sleep and this series reveals why and what can be done about it.

Episode 1

AWAKE IS THE NEW SLEEP uncovers evidence on how TIREDNESS can cause heart attack, diabetes, obesity, depression and even cancer. In a unique TV experiment witness what happens to a healthy 25-year old when he cuts back his sleep from eight to three hours a night for one week. The results are shocking! He becomes psychotic, dreams whilst awake and drives a car while fast asleep!

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Episode 2

PLANET INSOMNIA looks at the causes and cures for INSOMNIA - now the world's most common medical disorder. Featuring four dramatic personal stories of how insomnia was treated and overcome this episode also investigates the frightening reality that insomnia is spreading like a pandemic through today's 24/7 activity-driven Society.

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