THE DANGERS OF HAVING A MICROSLEEP.

The dangers of having a microsleep. See the original article here – http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/geared/your_driving_skills/staying_safe/freaky_sleep.html Most people view a good night’s sleep as a long period of unconsciousness. However if you visit a Sleep Laboratory on a Saturday night, the researchers there will be hard at work to prove this simple notion wrong. The Professor of Psychiatry at the Flinders University of South Australia, Leon Lack, says the truth of a decent night’s sleep is more like a hair-raising show ride. Professor Lack is at the forefront of pioneering research into sleep and all its vagaries. He’s responsible for the Sleep Research Laboratory…

Ignoring fatigue costs teen driver $750

This driver only had four hours’ sleep.             He was tired and knew he shouldn’t have been behind the wheel. Robson, 17, was lucky to escape injury when he crashed the LandCruiser he was driving into a creek on Lakes Creek Rd, Nerimbera, on Saturday, March 21.   Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to one count of driving without due care and attention. The court heard when police were called to the crash, Robson told them he had fallen asleep at the wheel. He told them he only had four…