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Bosses Should Allow Workers to Take Naps, Proposes Sleep Expert
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, June 06, 2014

Posted on 06/06/2014 5:50:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A brain professor is taking the concept of flexible work hours to an absolutely new level.

Vincent Walsh, professor of human brain research at University College London, has said that employees should be permitted to take short naps at work in order to boost their productivity, reports Daily Mail.

Sleeping is vital for memory and learning, adds Professor Hugh Piggins, of Manchester University’s circadian neurobiology lab.

The sleep experts revealed in their study that it is only after the Industrial Revolution that people have been obsessed with squeezing all their sleep requirement into one slot. However, they claim that afternoon siestas go a long way in helping people to be creative, reports Daily Mail.

Millions, claim experts, make up for lost sleep over the weekend. The problem has a name - social jet lag. It is a big problem as it could lead to increased rates of diseases such as diabetes, dementia and even cancer.

Therefore, researchers propose that employers should let go of the system of clocking their employees. Staff should be able to come and go and work according to their own body clocks. They add that employees should be allowed to work through the night if they wish to do so.

However, the sleep experts also advise employers to encourage their workers to take proper breaks. According to published research, only one in five workers go outside during their break. Among those who do take a break, half eat at their desk.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: management; sleep; work
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1 posted on 06/06/2014 5:50:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It’s well known that taking short naps recharges the mind.

It would be well for businesses to allow people to nap during their coffee breaks.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 5:51:28 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

Read an article many years ago wherein the author showed that most of the countries that encouraged naps during the day for employees were the least productive countries in the world. Examples given (IIRC) were countries like Spain, Greece, Mexico and France (all I can remember off hand). Just say’n


3 posted on 06/06/2014 6:01:20 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

I’m thinking they’re a bit more productive than say...any African country.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 6:06:49 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway

I take naps all the time at work. I also drink on the job. We have company barbeques.

We’re all armed in the office. It is required that our employees own dogs and must bring them to work.

But, I own and run my own business.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 6:10:10 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: EEGator

And what are the napping practices of these African countries? By the way, I was just posting about something I read, not my observations or conclusions. ;-)


6 posted on 06/06/2014 6:12:29 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway

I have an idea, how about people sleep when they aren’t at work. Is that just crazy or what?


7 posted on 06/06/2014 6:14:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: x1stcav

Are you a bounty hunter?


8 posted on 06/06/2014 6:15:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: doc1019

I assume they get high on jenkem and pass out for a day, or chew khat and tweek for three days. :)


9 posted on 06/06/2014 6:16:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: GeronL

Nothing quite as romantic.

Broker mining equipment.

Just like to have a good time.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav
"We’re all armed in the office."

In Colo.?( assuming more than 2 arms/peer)

Does your Chickenpooper pickup specialist know that?

11 posted on 06/06/2014 6:22:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

The chickenpooper knows nuttin about us.

We lay low.

All of our business is done overseas and so we have a very small footprint.

Still, what’s that buzzing noise overhead we’ve been hearing lately?


12 posted on 06/06/2014 6:25:44 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav

You sell mining equipment.. is there a lot of foot traffic?


13 posted on 06/06/2014 6:28:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: x1stcav

Y’all hiring?

;-)


14 posted on 06/06/2014 6:28:51 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: GeronL

Nah, we sell things like D11’s (approx. 200,000 pounds each) or EX2500’s (approx. 500,000 pounds each).

We get calls all the times from credit card companies wanting to handle our ‘transactions’ or collection agencies wanting to handle our accounts collections.

Ours tends to be a ‘cash’ business.

It’s been a fun forty year run but the commie-bastards in DC are intent on killing the coal business upon which a lot of our business depends.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 6:35:25 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav

How do you fit those things on shelves? :p

just kidding.

Obama is going to give you a supply glut and all your customers are going to be foreigners.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 6:37:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: x1stcav
I take naps all the time at work. I also drink on the job. We have company barbeques. We’re all armed in the office. It is required that our employees own dogs and must bring them to work. But, I own and run my own business.

me too for the same reason.

17 posted on 06/06/2014 6:40:34 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Well, first of all, you’ve got to use the F-bomb like punctuation.

Then, you have to warn everyone else when you walk in in the morning (considering everyone is armed and is a Heinlein reader) that you are hungover so as to preclude any misinterpretations of possible rude behavior.

Finally, except for pocket pistols, nothing under .45 caliber.

(We’re much more lenient on choice of dog.)


18 posted on 06/06/2014 6:42:06 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

Your thought?


19 posted on 06/06/2014 6:47:41 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

how ‘bout we just let people run *their* businesses the way they see fit and let their voluntary employees decide if they want to work for said businesses.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 6:49:26 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: x1stcav
Do you guys use these?


21 posted on 06/06/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: x1stcav
Well, first of all, you’ve got to use the F-bomb like punctuation.

I'm an old Navy Boatswain's Mate. Good to go there.

Then, you have to warn everyone else when you walk in in the morning (considering everyone is armed and is a Heinlein reader) that you are hungover so as to preclude any misinterpretations of possible rude behavior.

I've always been a silly drunk. Never an angry one. Even after three Vesper Martinis.

Finally, except for pocket pistols, nothing under .45 caliber.

I carry either my Springfield XDm .45, or my Kahr CW45. Good there, too

(We’re much more lenient on choice of dog.)

Black lab named, "Katy."

However, I've been a Malting Specialist for the last 14 years up here at Coors. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
22 posted on 06/06/2014 6:51:07 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No. Why?

Be hard to fit a D11 into one of those.

But, my guys would be willing to try, I’m sure.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 6:52:28 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: nickcarraway

I cannot sleep at work, I am too busy posting my 2 cents here at Free Republic....


24 posted on 06/06/2014 6:54:29 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

ROTFLMAO!!!

Me, too.
All night long.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 6:55:38 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: RandallFlagg

You’re starting to fit the profile (except for the bell bottoms)(We’re all ex-ground pounders).

WTF is a Vesper?

(Didn’t Coors get bought out by French dooshes? I have to warn you that this might be be more of detriment in the hiring screening than having been a sailor.)


26 posted on 06/06/2014 6:57:18 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: nickcarraway
F#$@ YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
27 posted on 06/06/2014 6:59:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: minnesota_bound
Zzzzz..... Blnk
28 posted on 06/06/2014 6:59:27 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: x1stcav

can i come work for you?


29 posted on 06/06/2014 6:59:52 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: GeronL

Depends upon the metabolism.

Sometimes a 5-10 minute nap will bring me back refreshed, when the alternative leads to 30min-60 min of unproductive drowsy effort.

In Mexico they are called siestas.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 7:01:34 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: nickcarraway

When I was young if you would have allowed me an afternoon nap I would have just stayed out later the previous night. No net gain.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 7:02:26 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Mr. K

Mr. K,

I’m sorry but we’ve got too many weirdos and malcontents as it is.

I suggest you contact Lazmatazz as I understand he is recruiting.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 7:02:40 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav
Nah, we sell things like D11’s

Cat D11's, damn, I for one am impressed!

33 posted on 06/06/2014 7:03:24 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: x1stcav

Oh, I know all about you Marines. We drove you guys across the planet twice on my LHA (Peleliu). I’d hook them up with great working air conditioning, they hooked me up with MREs -better than Navy chow. I miss those guys.

Vesper Martini:
3 ounces of Gordon’s Gin
1 ounce of 100 proof vodka
.5 ounce of blonde Lillet
Shake with ice and serve with large, thin lemon peel.
Invented by Ian Fleming for his James Bond character.

The guys here at work call it a, “Sissy drink.”
But, it’s a pretty potent mix.

Coors was merged with Miller years ago. I really don’t pay attention to all of that. As long as I’m getting paid well, I’m good.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 7:03:51 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: x1stcav

35 posted on 06/06/2014 7:06:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: x1stcav

Nope, they merged with Canadians (Molson).


36 posted on 06/06/2014 7:07:05 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: RandallFlagg

“Sissy’ Drink?

That’d put my old ass down!

But, you got my DNA wrong: I’m a dog soldier! The jarheads never had anything as sophisticated as air-mobility back in the 60’s.

But, I got to hand it to you squids...none of us ever saw any service member so ready to do a bar fight as you guys.

Must have been the time at sea.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 7:13:22 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav
Yabut what happens on an epic pow day?

Dogs have to stay home or in the truck all day? How is that fair?

38 posted on 06/06/2014 7:23:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

What is a ‘POW’ day?


39 posted on 06/06/2014 7:33:09 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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40 posted on 06/06/2014 7:33:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: x1stcav

Ski Country talk.


41 posted on 06/06/2014 7:38:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: x1stcav

42 posted on 06/06/2014 7:41:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL. WTF is dat abou’?


43 posted on 06/06/2014 7:42:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

Where do I sign up?


44 posted on 06/06/2014 7:44:46 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Paladin2

Kerry fell asleep at a meeting this week

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2648574/John-Kerry-catches-shut-eye-Polish-Presidents-press-conference-insists-just-long-blink-not-nap.html

Tired, John? Kerry appears to be sleeping during Polish President’s press conference but insists it was ‘just a long blink’

By Meghan Keneally

Published: 10:22 EST, 4 June 2014 | Updated: 13:01 EST, 4 June 2014


And this is the administration that said they were going to IMPROVE America’s image in the world...

just a long blink


45 posted on 06/06/2014 7:49:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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46 posted on 06/06/2014 7:55:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: x1stcav

uh...D11’s......”small footprint”???


47 posted on 06/06/2014 7:59:21 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: nickcarraway
My boss let's me take naps.

Of course my boss also sometimes has me working until 3:00 am to make sure all orders get out. And I don't get over time. In fact I don't even get minimum wage!

(My boss, for those who have not guessed, is me.)

48 posted on 06/06/2014 7:59:28 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: nickcarraway

Nick, good buddy, I don’t think this Vespa would be as much fun...particularly in a bar in the Far East with bar-girls.


49 posted on 06/06/2014 8:00:02 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah I heard that, but what are the two next to him doing and why?


50 posted on 06/06/2014 8:00:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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