With Thanksgiving just a day away, many of us are preparing for a smorgasbord of food, drinks and fun with friends and family. This holiday offers the perfect excuse to indulge, but try to keep a few Thanksgiving safety tips in mind while enjoying yourself and loved ones.
From alcohol consumption to overeating, it is incredibly easy to overindulge on Thanksgiving. Realize that overeating can lead to drowsiness, which can lead to dangerous driving. The myth that the L-Tryptophan in turkey is the main cause of post-meal grogginess has been debunked, but there’s another, more obvious reason why a nap is often requested on Thanksgiving evening.
The act of overeating in itself is enough to get the yawning started. When overeating occurs, the brain sends signals to the body, prioritizing digestion over other functions. This is what many experience when in a “food coma” state. Add the effects of overeating to jet lagged travelers and overworked individuals enjoying a much-needed day off and that is more than enough reason for drivers to stay vigilant after their Thanksgiving dinner.
Most importantly, do not drink and drive. Behind only Memorial Day and the 4th of July, Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday for U.S. drivers. If you plan on indulging in alcoholic beverages, plan accordingly by arranging a designated driver or simply ordering a cab or Uber. On a day that’s meant for celebration, no one wants to face the tragedy of an accident or trouble of a DUI charge.
From all of us at Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre, P.A., we would like to wish you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.
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