Friday 23 June 2017

Comment: Why we should be allowed take a nap on the job

Sleeping on the job's a wake-up call we can all benefit from

'Sleeping on the job should not be seen as career weakness, but, rather, a proven performance booster' Stock image
'Sleeping on the job should not be seen as career weakness, but, rather, a proven performance booster' Stock image

John Daly

It's Monday - so you're bound to be a little downbeat, right? Battling a combination of post weekend blues, standard office aversion and the continuing fallout from that lost hour's sleep in the time change, you're bound to be tired. More than anything, you'd really love nothing better than a bit of a nap - a chance to regroup and recharge before himself from accounts comes calling for a close audit of those timesheets.

You are not alone - and even science is on the side of a daytime drowse to make us better people.

Empowering staff to take a siesta could reduce the risk of diabetes, heart problems and depression that sleep deprivation can cause, according to a recent study by the University of Leeds in the UK.

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