Did you know that October 2nd is “Name Your Car Day”?
When I found out, I decided I needed to introduce you to my car, Abigail.
As I have previously shared with you, I am treating dental patients at Clinica du Salud in Salinas during the week and returning to San Francisco on the weekend. Abigail and I spend a lot of time together.
Abigail is a 2008 Toyota Prius. She has safely transported my family and I for a total of 225,000 miles!
So why did I choose the name Abigail? She is named after Abigail Adams the wife of John Adams, the second President, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, our 6th President. She has been described as solid, dependable, reliable, and a woman who got things done.
While my Abigail is solid, dependable, reliable, and gets me where I need to go, she would not be able to take over the wheel if I was drowsy driving. And, if I were not treating my sleep apnea, drowsy driving would be a real concern.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days.
“Excessive daytime sleepiness is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause you to awaken in the morning feeling tired and un-refreshed despite a full night of sleep,” says the American Academy of Sleep Medicine President Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler. “Effective identification and treatment of sleep apnea is essential to reduce avoidable, life-threatening accidents caused by drowsy driving.”
Please give us a call today at (408) 910-8800 so we can help you on the “road” to a better night’s sleep.
Wishing you safe driving,
P.S. What’s the name of your car?