Missing an hour of sleep can cause you to crash your car!

Take this test to see how awake you really are

A shocking new study has revealed that sleeping for less than seven hours a day causes you to have the same abilities as a drunk driver behind the wheel. This test will help you see just how awake you really are.


Missing just one or two hours of sleep can put you at a high risk of causing an accident, a new study has found. The study, conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA), also revealed another shocking result that sleeping two hours less than the required seven hours causes you to have the same abilities as a drunk driver, Metro reported.

"You cannot miss sleep and still expect to be able to safely function behind the wheel. Our new research shows that a driver who has slept for less than five hours has a crash risk comparable to someone driving drunk," Dr. David Yang, executive director for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, told the publication.

Also read: Your smartphone may be ruining your sleep

So just in case you were wondering how awake and alert you are, take on this alertness game by Web Blinds. The game tests if you have had enough sleep and whether you have the reaction levels of an athlete, a well-rested person, someone who has been drinking alcohol, or an elderly OAP.

sheep sleep test
The aim of the game is to click on your screen as soon as the sheep leaves the canon and the game will measure your reaction time.

Take the test here.

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