If your employees are yawning their way through the workday, maybe you should hand them a pillow.
The pros of napping at work are getting more attention recently thanks to a number of companies that are allowing their staff members to catch a few Z’s during the day.
According to experts, most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep nightly. And an increasing number of people aren’t getting that much.
And who can afford to lose an otherwise-valuable employee when you might be able to retain them for the price of a power nap?
So-called mental fatigue may be responsible for a decrease in performance for many workers. Studies have shown that naps can eliminate mental fatigue, increase alertness, boost mood, and aid productivity.
You might not be quite ready to start handing out mats and blankets, but considering how important sleep is to health, it’s good food for thought.
And allowing your employees a short break to refresh their minds could mean the difference between performance that slips steadily throughout the day or bounces back after a little midday shuteye.
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