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We know the idea of napping at work is foreign to many workers. But there are benefits and some major companies are recognizing them.
A short nap of 20-30 minutes can help improve mood, alertness and performance, according to the National Sleep Foundation. A brief nap can restore alertness, enhance performance and reduce mistakes and accidents as well. A NASA study performed on military pilots and astronauts found a 40-minute nap improved performance by 34% and alertness by 100%.
Show some of these studies to your boss so he/she won't think you're a total space cadet when you ask to implement a company-wide naptime policy.