Should employees be allowed to nap at work? | The Tylt
Sleep deprivation is terrible for worker productivity, and science proves letting people nap during the day is better for both employees and employers. American work culture, however, isn't designed for rest—only 6 percent of workplaces have napping spaces, and workers fear being derided as lazy or unmotivated if they take time to snooze. But if successful businesses like Google, Zappos,and the Huffington Post let their staff nap, should other companies follow suit? What do you think? 😴
Should employees be allowed to nap at work?
As much as people may want to nap during the day, they won't do it unless their employers embrace it and make it a priority.
There are a lot of ways for companies to begin building a work culture that advocates better sleep and productivity.
Americans are workaholics. We won't even take the tiny fraction of vacation time that's allowed us, but we're going to snooze during the workday? Highly doubtful. It's just not part of our culture.
Currently, on average, each US worker fails to use about five paid vacation days a year.
Others argue that if encouragement to rest and reboot comes from management, workers will gladly nap, and businesses will benefit immensely as a result.
Many people's natural sleep cycles would benefit enormously from a midday nap. The siesta schedule is actually much more in sync with our circadian rhythms than the typical American workday.
I'm at work and all I could think about is how long I'm gonna nap for when I get off— starr ⭐️ (@StarEvangelista) March 12, 2017