Napping at Work Makes You a Better Employee
Napping at Work a Good Idea for Employee Productivity
Looks like George Costanza was onto something when he took a nap under his desk.
DailyInfographic.com has released an image that illustrates why napping is good for you, especially when it comes to work performance.
Among the factoids about napping? "A nap of 60 minutes improves alertness for up to 10 hours."
It's also interesting to note that most mammals nap throughout the day, and that human bodies "are programmed for two periods of intense sleepiness," from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
So, it looks like the majority of people working office hours are missing out on that all important afternoon snooze. No wonder a lot of people get that "afternoon slump."
According to a NASA study, a 26-minute nap can boost performance by 34 percent. Plus, you know that getting enough sleep keeps you healthier, leading to fewer sick days.
There are a number of businesses that promote napping on the job, including Nike, Google, Continental and British Airways.
Additionally, 34 percent of people polled by the National Sleep Foundation said that their employers allow them to nap at work.
Are you allowed to nap on the job? Sounds like it's a good deal for the whole workforce.