Pardon the snoring – I am honing my skills

Ani_snooze 

Normally it would be expected that if you were caught asleep at your desk you would be disciplined, possibly even fired.  According to recent studies having a nap at work might actually be productive, not just to give you a physical boost either.

Studies have also shown that taking a nap will improve perceptual and motor skills, reaction time and alertness. Some companies such as Google provide nap rooms -  with a recent 10% pay increase across the board getting paid even more to nap sounds very appealing!

Best time to nap is sometime between 1 pm and 3 pm and not for more than 30 minutes. I have certainly found on occasion that a quick 40 winks can be a productive use of my time, versus trying to pull through an increasingly tiring day and becoming less productive.

Speaking of which, I have been spending quite some post nap time looking at product and service offerings for 2011 and will be making some announcements soon. In the meantime fluff up that pillow and get energized!

 

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  • Have been a personal fan of short afternoon naps myself, Paul. The benefits to employers in terms of employee alertness, engagement, and appreciation goes a long way towards promoting goodwill, loyalty, and a true interest towards one’s staff — something that people remember during the hard times (i.e. employee poaching, recessions, pay cuts, etc.). As you know, many countries promote this, while North America typically does not. Kindergarten teachers have the right idea – bring back the nap 🙂