VOTD: MOM CALLS COPS ON SLEEPING DAUGHTER INSIDE THEIR CAR
The problem is that the parents need to get inside so they can drive home lol.
Well, she’s a teenager.. most teenagers sleep like the dead.
But.. How can you be in such a deep sleep and not wake up to anything but as soon as they’re in the car you wake up fresh as an angel?!
You got to be careful to leave a window cracked if you are in the car unconscious. It’s funny now because she just conked out for a nap and is fine but she could have accidentally suffocated herself in that car and never would have known. Please be careful everyone.
She also might have been slightly suffocating herself until the door opened and she got some oxygen in her lungs. The first steps of carbon monoxide poisoning is drowsiness. They say the last thing you want to do is sleep because you’ll never wake up again. Of course, she is also a teenager and they sleep like rocks.
Although . This is kinda funny! I mean come on… the cop didn’t even check to see if she was ok… before letting the recording “concerned” mom check on her…?? If she wasn’t waking up through all the banging the officer should have at least checked for a pulse…If they had a serious concern about her wellbeing, I would think that they would’ve just smashed the window instead of waiting around half an hour and recording the whole thing. Ridiculous.
Sleeping in your car alone could be a pretty comfortable experience, what with the AC blowing cool air into the area and a silent atmosphere that makes it an optimal choice for your napping booze.
But did you know that you could die? Yeah, you could die in less than an hour. If the mechanical functions of the car are not up to standard, the chances of a leakage of the car’s exhaust into the vehicle’s cabin while a person is snoozing could increase the risk of suffocation as it would decrease the oxygen level inside the car.
The main thing to watch out, though, is the accumulation of carbon monoxide which can be caused by a leak from the exhaust. CO is noted to be poisonous to the blood, but an increase in CO levels in the car could actually compromise the amount of oxygen reaching the blood. This in return results in the blood carrying more carbon monoxide which ultimately leads to a shock or in severe cases sudden death.
In fact, even in the case of a car with a well-working AC system, the air circulation in close spaces can be compromised. Even if the air circulates in and out of the car, it’s still not enough for someone breathing air in a closed space. Additionally, some of the air gets entrapped in the circulation process, thus causing the level of carbon monoxide to increase and the oxygen level to decrease.
Another common misconception among many is that opening your car window will create a sufficient ventilation system in the car. Even with the car window open, carbon monoxide will accumulate at a lower level, causing the oxygen levels in the blood to be lowered and thereafter leading to the loss of bodily fluids and water.
So why is it that you can be awake in your car, but not asleep? The answer is that you would be aware of the temperature in your car when you’re awake, and you’re free to roll up the windows if you’re feeling stuffy or just need fresh air.
When you’re sleeping in your car, you’re hardly going to be aware of the temperature levels and therefore can be prone to heat build-up and CO accumulation.
Doctors have advised drivers to sleep in the car ONLY when it’s an emergency, and even when you’re awake you should always take short breaks by getting out of the car when driving for long periods of time.