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Why do I always feel sleepy when I get in the car?

Asked by troubleinharlem (7951 points ) March 15th, 2010

Even if I’ve just woken up, I always seem to feel drowsy right when I get in the car. What’s up with that?

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loser's avatar

Have you had it checked for a carbon monoxide leak?

Cruiser's avatar

Don’t drive in your pajamas.

silverfly's avatar

Sounds like a pattern developed in childhood. Some parents take their kids for car rides to get them to relax and sleep.

metallica7219's avatar

get out of the car. it is trying to get you to go to sleep, then KILL you. i’ve heard of this before, very common, yet rare. i suggest purchasing a new car. your vehicle will stop at nothing to get you..

YoH's avatar

I live with severe vertigo and frequently I get drowsy from the motion of a moving car. Talk with your Dr for some help.

davidbetterman's avatar

I know…me 2! even w/out starting the engine.

vanausdr's avatar

I’d say check for a carbon monoxide leak too.

Roby's avatar

With me it’s chronic fatigue from not getting much sleep at night. I almost hit a car head on once. For the most part, my wife does all the driving and I can just sit there and nap.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I think its just something you have developed from your childhood or something. Dyou you drink coffe when you wake up , if not you should because it really works to hold people awake. My mom uses it to do her homework in the night when she’s sleepy.

sevenfourteen's avatar

I have this problem too! Before I was driving if I got in the car I would instantly fall asleep, and I was soo worried that when I started driving I’d feel the same but luckily I’ve gotten better. I still feel drowsy a lot when I sleep but I stay alert because well I can’t trust anyone else on the road.

stratman37's avatar

@metallica7219 “very common, yet rare”?

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