5 fascinating tidbits about napping

For instance, one-third of respondents to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation said their employers let them nap during the day.

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Chances are, your boss wouldn’t be wild about you pulling a George Costanza and cozying up beneath your desk to catch a few Zs.

But napping can help increase productivity, according to this infographic from Patio Productions (go figure). In fact, some major corporations are embracing the practice. And 34 percent of respondents to a National Sleep Foundation poll said their employees let them nap during the day.

Here’s some more info about napping that won’t make you nod off:

Google and Nike enable their employees to nap. The search engine has sleeping pods scattered throughout the workplace, while the shoemaker offers quiet sleep-friendly rooms. That same National Sleep Foundation poll noted that 16 percent of employees have designated napping rooms.

They perk you up. An hour-long nap can improve alertness for up to 10 hours.

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