Skip to comments.Bosses Should Allow Workers to Take Naps, Proposes Sleep Expert
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 Universitys 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.
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.
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
I’m thinking they’re a bit more productive than say...any African country.
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.
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. ;-)
I have an idea, how about people sleep when they aren’t at work. Is that just crazy or what?
Are you a bounty hunter?
I assume they get high on jenkem and pass out for a day, or chew khat and tweek for three days. :)
Nothing quite as romantic.
Broker mining equipment.
Just like to have a good time.
In Colo.?( assuming more than 2 arms/peer)
Does your Chickenpooper pickup specialist know that?
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?
You sell mining equipment.. is there a lot of foot traffic?
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.
How do you fit those things on shelves? :p
Obama is going to give you a supply glut and all your customers are going to be foreigners.
me too for the same reason.
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.)
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.
Be hard to fit a D11 into one of those.
But, my guys would be willing to try, I’m sure.
I cannot sleep at work, I am too busy posting my 2 cents here at Free Republic....
All night long.
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.)
can i come work for you?
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.
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.
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.
Cat D11's, damn, I for one am impressed!
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.
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.
Nope, they merged with Canadians (Molson).
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.
Dogs have to stay home or in the truck all day? How is that fair?
What is a ‘POW’ day?
Ski Country talk.
LOL. WTF is dat abou’?
Where do I sign up?
Kerry fell asleep at a meeting this week
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
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.)
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.
Yeah I heard that, but what are the two next to him doing and why?
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