Drink an energy drink, coffee or tea or cold water.
Chat with passengers if there are others in your car.
Roll the windows down in your car.
Sing along with the music in the car.
Talk to yourself out loud when no other passengers are in the car.
Keep your mind alert by doing mathematics out loud.
Pick an item like a specific kind of car or gas station and count them as you drive.
Listen a story such as an audiobook to keep your mind awake and wondering what will happen next.
Drive in the daylight because our bodies are genetically programmed to feel sleepy when it's dark.
If all else fails, pull over and take a short nap in a well-lit public place.
Eat a light snack. The chewing makes blood flow to your head and keeps you alert.
Pull over and get outside to stretch, walk around, and get some fresh air to perk up the mind.
Positive thoughts of things like comedy are easy on the mind and good for staying awake longer.
Splash cold water on your face. It even makes you look less tired!
Engage in a hobby that like dancing or music to be happy and stay awake.
Use an electronic device that alerts you when you are tired.
Stick to a sleep routine that is the same every night.
Stick to a sleep schedule.
Pay attention to what you eat and drink at night.
Get comfortable before bed and start winding down before the actual moment of sleep.
Limit day time naps.
Include physical activity in your daily routine.
Set a regular bedtime.
Wake up at the same time everyday.
Nap early in the day to make up for lost sleep.
Be smart about napping by napping early in the day for a maximum of 30 minutes.
Fight after-dinner drowsiness by getting up and doing something stimulating. You'll sleep better.