Sleeping on the job

Mar 13 2008 by Derek Torres Print This Article

I never thought I'd see the day where sleeping on the job was not only a non-firing offense, but also actually encouraged. Ladies and gentlemen, that day is finally here and I can now say that I've seen just about everything.

In case you didn't know it, March 10 was "Sleep at Work Day" Ė and it's something backed by such companies as Google, Pizza Hut, and Nike. Before you start to think that it's too good to be true, let me tell you that it is Ė but it's still a great idea. See, there are an increasing number of companies that are allowing workers to replace coffee break with a quick power nap.

In fact, one savvy businessman decided to create a place for power nappers to come in, relax and comfort and hit the road. What a brilliant idea!

A power nap (and not a full blow 2 hour siesta) is a great way to rejuvenate, relax the body, ease stress and power up before facing the trials and tribulations of a workday afternoon.

With the ever increasing commute times, as well as the ever-present work stresses, it just makes good sense for employees to have this option for their own good as well as to help them increase productivity.