Why Power Naps at Work Are Catching On - US News and World Report
The article goes on to further say that some companies are even setting up designated "nap rooms," tents or lofted beds for their employees to catch a quick snooze. It also mentions that some companies are already using this to their advantage and it shows examples of how productivity has increased.Falling asleep on the job may be evolving into office protocol—not grounds for termination. A growing number of companies are recognizing the health benefits of a quick snooze, including increased alertness, enhanced brainpower, and fewer sick days. While naps aren't necessary for those who get the recommended eight hours of shut-eye at night, they may be key for those who skimp on sleep. "Most people don't get enough sleep," says Nancy Collop, president-elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "And for those people, a nap will clearly help. The most important factor is duration, and it's well-accepted that short naps are good."
I have no experience with a work environment, but I do remember that when I was in high school, I would take the time given to take a nap. I woke up at the chime of the bell, and I felt well rested to finish the school day. Personally, I think this is a good idea. A quick snooze during the middle of the day is a healthy practice to get into. I'd love to see it as commonplace.
What do you think? Is this a good business practice? Would you sleep on the job if you were allowed?