More Companies OK Workplace Naps

More and more companies realize that workers who are able to a grab quick snooze will be more productive. Ever since sleep scientist David Dinges helped found the modern science of napping in the early ’80s at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, short periods of sleep have been shown to improve alertness, memory, motor skills, decision-making, and mood … all while cutting down on stress, carelessness, and even heart disease.

“Tiny naps are much more refreshing than people tend to realize,” said Jim Horne, director of the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University in England. “A short nap in the afternoon will get rid of sleepiness without interfering with nighttime sleep.”

More information: Businessweek.com

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