If you were to step outside here in Charleston, you would be greeted by relatively warm temperatures and otherwise comfortable conditions. As it turns out, however, not all of West Virginia has seen such pleasant weather recently, as some parts of the state were even hit with a late season snowfall earlier in the week.
Interstate 81 near Martinsburg, West Virginia was closed for several hours on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 due to an accident involving multiple vehicles. At last report, there were 44 vehicles involved and there were two fatalities.
There is a very good chance that you were feeling slightly more fatigued than usual last Monday thanks to Daylight Savings, which studies have shown causes the average American to lose 40 minutes of sleep on the Sunday night after they "spring forward."
No matter how safe a driver may be, there is always a chance that they will be involved in a car accident. They may come upon a drunk driver, someone who is concentrating on their cell phone instead of the road, or even a sleepy truck driver. These situations are hard to predict and even harder to avoid.
Most of us know all too well how difficult it can be to go through the day after sleeping for only a few hours the night before. However, as bad as these occasional sleepless nights feel, consider how bad it must be for those suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, a blanket term used to cover such sleep disorders as narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia.