How to Stay Alert When You're Exhausted at Work

Young businessman asleep on desk

By John Boitnott

It's 2 p.m. and you're starting to feel the effects of last night's insomnia.

As you feel your eyelids start to get heavier, you're thinking that nothing would be better than a quick nap.

Of course, whether you're at your desk or in the middle of a meeting, a nap would be very bad for your career.

But what can you do when your body simply won't cooperate?

Here are some things to try the next time you're feeling the lure of sleep during the workday.