Sleeping in your car with the AC on

Sleeping in your car with the AC on and the engine running could be deadly. Experts say that in less than an hour one can die of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The idea of parking your car and taking a long nap or a quick siesta during your lunch break is a regular habit for many people.

But with medical experts strongly advising against it, Dubai Police are warning the public about the dangers of sleeping in your car.

Regardless of the car being old or new, experts at the General Administration for Criminal Security at Dubai Police said that in less than an hour one could die due to suffocation.

Dr Babu Shershad from the First Medical Centre in Dubai told Gulf News that there are several factors that increase the risks of accidents and health problems when sleeping in a car.