Driving while sleep deprived ‘is as bad as drunk-driving’: Brain cells stop working without sleep and can completely switch off

Driving while sleep deprived is as bad as getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, a new study suggests.

Scientists found parts of the brain can turn themselves off in people who are tired – even if they are still awake.

Reaction times are also seriously impaired, meaning getting behind the wheel when sleep deprived could be just as dangerous as being under the influence of alcohol.

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