Angela Haupt’s article on the value of naps at work (link here) may seem like just the right complement to a long Thanksgiving weekend:
Falling asleep on the job may be evolving into office protocol—not grounds for termination. A growing number of companies are recognizing the health benefits of a quick snooze, including increased alertness, enhanced brainpower, and fewer sick days.
The article goes on to note that short naps at work may be especially refreshing for those who habitually don’t get enough sleep — which includes a lot of us.
I doubt that the American workplace will suddenly embrace the mid-day nap, but it’s worth noting how it might actually enhance employee alertness and productivity!