Pull over and sleep. Seriously. Exhausted driving is serious business. It is as bad as being drunk. Don't Do It!
Cops out in rural areas know that, and if you're pulled over at a sensible location, they would much rather let you sleep than close the highway for an hour while the fire department uses the jaws of life on your victim. They've been there too many times.
Urban cops haven't, so they're not as into it.
Good places to pull over and nap are (mind you, the more rural, the better) in order of preference:
- rest areas (obviously)... There is a rest area every 10 miles in the Utah Salt Flats, and at 80mph posted, that is 7.5 minutes between them. They're not fooling around, it is the #1 highway killer in Utah.
- truck stops, which are now called "travel centers" and aggressively market to automobiles now.
- Wal-marts, as most are 24x7, or comparable stores like Meijer, or other 24x7 retail, e.g. Grocery stores or auto parts where those are 24x7.
- Restaurants if open 24x7, e.g. Denny's, particularly if just for an hour or two
- almost any 24x7 gas station if it's only for a few hours, Wawa, Sheetz, Speedway etc.
Lay your head down and sleep til you wake up. It might be 30 minutes and you are refreshed and good for another hour or two. Might be an hour, might be all night. You will be awoken by the car getting cold or hot, or needing bathroom, or the sun (or not depending on how bad you need the sleep!)