Sleeping on the Job

Metronap.jpgWe drink cup after cup of coffee or tea, take pills, and push ourselves to be “productive”.  But a practice that most companies frown upon, at least in North America, is the afternoon nap.  A municipal office in Bangkok is allowing employees the right to rest.

Of 200 employees at the municipal office, there are about 20 regular nappers who have reported feeling “fresher and brighter” after a midday snooze, says Surakiet Limcharoen, the top official who started the program.

In the meantime, what can employees do, who aren’t encouraged to nap?  Perhaps try healthy ways to wake up, or check for napping places in your city.

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