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Napping Improves Workplace Efficiency

Posted On August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

At many workplaces it is still taboo to take a nap during the workday; but evidence proves that napping not only will boost your cognitive and memory functions, but enhance efficiency too. For several years now cutting edge companies like Google, HubSpot and the Huffington Post have been using napping pods to help refresh employees. There is now enough data to support how napping can help ones overall health and increase their efficiency too. More businesses are coming around to the idea that short naps can be beneficial for their workforce and the company’s bottom line.

Technology has changed the way most Americans work; employees are always on the clock working in many time zones. Lack of sleep has been recognized as a public health problem here in America. Insufficient sleep can contribute to reduced productivity as well as vehicle and industrial accidents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, people who sleep too little are more likely to develop chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and depression.

Offering employees a space to catch a nap is now becoming a common amenity for companies looking to position themselves as progressive, dynamic places to work. When researchers looked at workplaces that included napping into the corporate culture they found impressive results including:

  • For a quick boost of alertness, experts say a 10-to-20-minute power nap is adequate for getting back to work in a pinch.
  • For cognitive memory processing, however, a 60-minute nap may do more good. (Including slow-wave sleep helps with remembering facts, places and faces)
  • Even taking a nap of just a couple of minutes can make a noticeable difference in how well a brain performs and the benefit can last for around 155 minutes.

A nap before a meeting or a major presentation could make all the difference between success and a performance flop. A study created by NASA showed a nap of just 26 minutes can boost productivity by as much as 34 percent and increase alertness by 54 percent. Napping during the day also has many health benefits such as:

  • Reducing Stress
  • Increases your ability to fight viruses
  • Better brain health
  • Better heart health
  • Lowering obesity rates,
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Lowering high blood pressure
  • Lower chance for depression
  • curb some of the harmful effects of sleep apnea

The US corporate culture in the US is always changing and it seems like napping should be integrated as part of it. The rewards of more productivity and a healthier staff could mean the difference between a successful workplace and a struggling business.

If you suspect you might have sleep apnea, been diagnosed or would like to find out how you can avoid the high risk of developing other conditions, contact one of our medical concierges today at 1-855-863-4537 to schedule a consultation.

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