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Attention to ‘Road hypnosis’ on a long way on the feast

Psychiatrist Dr. Onur Okan Demirci warning against the 'road hypnosis' drivers who will set off on a long journey during the Eid al-Adha holiday, said: “We call road hypnosis, which becomes a hypnotic trance that develops as we look at the lines on the road. Road hypnosis plays a serious role in fatal accidents. Get your sleep one night before, take a break frequently, get out of the car and walk. Turn up the sound of music, do not choose the way you use constantly. Do not travel at night.”

Attention to ‘Road hypnosis’ on a long way on the feast

Dr. Onur Okan Demirci, from Istanbul Gelisim University, who warned the drivers who will set off on a long journey during the Eid al-Adha holiday to take precautions against road hypnosis, said: “We call road hypnosis, which becomes a hypnotic trance that develops as we look at the lines on the road. The driver goes into half sleep mode. While the brain is awake in half-sleep mode, it cannot perform certain functions that it serially brings, it slows down. Their reaction takes longer, we can say white line fire.”
 
DO NOT GO TO THE ROUTE WITHOUT SLEEP AND TIRED
 
Stating that some situations in traffic increase the risk of road hypnosis, Demirci said: “For example, it is very dangerous to use vehicles sleepless and tired. It is almost as risky as driving with alcohol. Focusing on lines on a straight road with no bends also increases risk.”
 
METHODS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ROAD HYPNOSIS
 
Emphasizing the need to be awake against sleep suppression in the vehicle, Dr. Demirci said: “Take frequent breaks, get out of the vehicle, walk carefully, wake up and go driving. If you are using air conditioner, open the window for a while and try to wake up with fresh air. Turn up the music you listen to, and sometimes change it. The safest method is to set off with more than one driver. Changing driver should sit in the back seat of the car, so we will minimize the risk. The person resting in the front seat will continue to focus on the road. Disconnect from the road and rest on the back seat.”
 
DO NOT PREFER THE WAY YOU USE FREQUENTLY
 
Dr. Demirci said that the risk of road hypnosis is high, especially in the roads that are used and know: “Drivers are confident that they know the way anyway. When you take a break, do not stay inside the vehicle, go out, you will minimize the risk. Stay away from boring, stationary music and radio channels.”

ROAD HYPNOSIS HAS A SERIOUS ROLE IN DEATH ACCIDENTS

Dr. Demirci advised not to use drugs that bring sleep, “Avoid heavy meals. The most risky thing is to sleep less than 4 hours and set off, according to research, this is how the risk of an accident occurs. It is seen that road hypnosis plays a serious role in fatal traffic accidents in the USA. Feel that you are getting sleepy on your way, do not be tired. You need to sleep for an average of 6 to 8 hours.”
 
AVOID NIGHT DRIVING
 
Expressing that he does not recommend leaving at night, Dr. Onur Okan Demirci said: “It is more tiring because we spend more energy with the effort to see in the dark. Road hypnosis occurs at night, as well. After looking at the lines on the road for a while, you will not see them intermittently, it will come to you as a whole. The focus is on one place, uniform and prolonged, increasing the risk, the mind switches to auto pilot.”
 
“I’M TRYING TO GET MY SLEEP BEFORE DRIVING”
 
Stating that he will go to his hometown on holiday, Muhammet Kabak said, “I will go to Adıyaman by my own vehicle, the road takes 15-16 hours. I have never heard of a road hypnosis. I try to rest as long as possible on the long road. I pay attention to getting my sleep.”
 
“I GIVE A BREAK IN 1.5-2 HOURS”
 
Selim Potur, who says he will go to Çanakkale, said: “I go in 4-5 hours, I get my sleep and go to traffic. I take a break every 1.5-2 hours. I have never encountered a situation where I was sleepy. If I feel sleepy, I pull the car over and go to sleep.”
 
“I’VE EXPERIENCED THE ROAD HYPNOSIS”
 
İsmail Aktaş said, “We have a wedding on the second day of the holiday, we will go to Düzce. I will go with my own car, the road takes 3-4 hours. On the way from Ankara to Cappadocia, the road was flat for a long time, and on one side, there is Lake Tuz. I was sleepy on the straight road, and I said to my wife 'I think I’m sleepy’. We took a break by pulling over the vehicle. If this is the road hypnosis, I hear it now. I control myself on curvy roads, but the straight road gives peace and feels a lot of sleep and fatigue.”



Edited date: 04.08.2020
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