Are you curious as to why individuals fall asleep at business meetings? Boredom may not be the reason. A survey of 1000 professionals showed that 25% of them admitted to falling asleep in a meeting because of sleep deprivation, and 70% thought that they were less productive after traveling. Of the survey respondents, almost 1 in 5 had a presentation go badly or lost business because of poor sleep due to air travel. British Airways and Research International conducted the survey during the recent National Sleep Awareness Week.