We would drive from LA to Oregon almost annually. About 14 hours. One time we set it up to drive thru the night. At 1st it seemed to work pretty good. The kids were awake for a couple of hours, slept thru the night, then woke up in time to get there. They traveled happy & well rested.
The problem was that once we got there, we were beat & needed to sleep & the kids were ready to go. Oops.
I might do that again if we had someone lined up to take the kids while we slept. Well, not anymore. They're both in their 20s now.