More and more employees are finding themselves spending a large amount of their afternoon staring blankly at their screen or trying to stifle a yawn during an afternoon meeting. It is becoming globally recognised now for companies to allow staff to have a nap at work.
Some of the best minds over time were known for enjoying naps – Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison and Winston Churchill just to name a few. Obviously we should be taking a leaf out of their book!!
So many companies now allowing staff to nap at work, is yours?
Maybe you should be persuading your employer to allow napping. There are so many benefits from napping 2-3 times a week:
- Enhanced productivity
- Improved memory
- Greater creativity
- Enhanced morale
It has also been proven that rested workers help companies produce cost savings with greater productivity and fewer sick days.
How do you actually take a nap at work though?
By taking 10 – 30 minutes for sleep, your body and mind is recharged and provides the extra push required to keep your mind focused for the rest of your day. The prime time to take a nap is between 1pm and 3pm. Avoid napping for more than 30 minutes as you’ll wake up feeling groggy. This is where setting an alarm is the solution; the last thing you want is to oversleep at work!
The ideal place to take a nap at work is a quiet, dark comfortable space. A Sleepbox is all of those. Even if you just want to escape and have some quiet thinking space rather than a nap. A Sleepbox is soundproofed and secure so you don’t have to worry about people walking in on you napping or hearing you snore!
“You must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner… Don’t think you will be doing less work because you sleep during the day. That’s a foolish notion held by people who have no imaginations. You will be able to accomplish more. You get two days in one — well, at least one and a half, I’m sure.”