In fact, the truck drivers must sleep at least 8 hours or split the sleeper berth time into two terms. Despite new HOS regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, tired drivers are not uncommon in trucking industry. It can be quite difficult to fall asleep after a stressful day.
So you can use the useful tips below.
Turn off the lights and close all your curtains to make the dark inside the cabin. Even a tiny glimmer of light can be annoying and wake you up. If the light can’t be blocked out, it will be better to use the sleeping mask.
Use earplugs to prevent external noise, that can be annoying.
If your schedule allows you to go to bed every day at the same time – that’s great! Yes, it is hard, but very important point of feeling well-rested after sleeping.
Relax and try to forget all your problems before falling asleep. Don’t worry about the passing day or plan for tomorrow. Listen to your favorite music or read the book.
Ventilate the cabin before going to bed. It has been long recognized that the fresh air is the best key to sleeping like a baby.
Don’t economize on the comfortable pillow and futon. If you are not comfortable in your sleeper berth, you won’t sleep as well.