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4 Your Health: Effects of driving while drowsy

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Tucson- A new warning about the dangers getting behind the wheel when you haven't had enough sleep.

A new study from AAA reveals drivers who get less than seven hours of sleep, nearly double their risk for a crash. And sleeping less than five hours, had a crash risk comparable to someone driving drunk.

While 97 percent of surveyed drivers were aware of these dangers, nearly one in three admitted they had recently driven when they were so tired, they struggled to keep their eyes open.

There are more benefits to exercise. A new study out of Iran found infertile men improve their odds of conceiving a child if they work out.

Researchers found men who started exercising between three and five days a week, improved their sperm quality in just a few months.

And while all types of exercise were helpful, men who did moderate intensity training had better and longer lasting results.

And getting older, may mean getting happier!

A new Gallup/Healthways report finds Americans over the age of 55 are thriving more than their younger counterparts.

Seniors were more likely to be financially secure, be satisfied with their standard of living, and worry less about money.

Older people were also more likely to eat a healthy diet, smoke less and have less stress in their lives.

Hawaii ranked as the number one well-being state for older Americans. West Virginia ranked last.

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