Have you ever felt sleeping at work?If given a chance would you take a nap?

@krupesh (2608)
India
September 16, 2009 12:36pm CST
I got to think about this question as I read an article some days ago which says that taking a nap of around 20 mins after lunch increases the worker effiency.Do you think taking a nap might help the worker efficiency?If given a chance would you like to take a nap?
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 09
I have forgotten to answer your question. I did fall asleep in the office before. It's after taking the cough medicine. I could hardly beat the morpheus then
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 09
Ooop...I had typed in the wrong place It should be at the bottom of my post above
@dlr297 (5416)
• United States
16 Sep 09
It might be a good thing to do, but i do not think that employers would like anyone to do that. Because they are paying you to work when you are at work, and not to take a nap. The only way i would be able to do something like that is if i skipped eating lunch to take a nap.
@magickat (382)
17 Sep 09
Employers should take into consideration that staff would probably be a lot more productive in the afternoon if they were allowed a short nap at lunchtime.
@sredith (239)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I actually fell asleep while working one time, and it wasn't even at my own cubicle, I was sitting in the customer service area typing labels, and I'm sure that everyone that walked by could see me falling asleep! Somehow I managed to keep typing the labels so I wasn't fully asleep but I snapped out of it and thought, how did I manager to keep doing this?!
@magickat (382)
17 Sep 09
It's called automatic behaviour. i used to it quite a lot at work when stapling lots of letters together. I'd wake up and find I had stapled them, but in the wrong places and upside down etc!
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Sep 09
right now I would LOVE a nap, but I'm not sure 20 minutes is enough!
@krupesh (2608)
• India
16 Sep 09
hahaha...nap is just for a short interval...better you sleep.
@vicky30 (4771)
• India
21 Nov 09
Yes i have felt sleepy at work but that is during the night shift.Once i was working in the call center and i suddenly got the night shift.Then there was a girl next to me giving me work.She was alert in the night but my eyes started closing after 10:30 pm.I tried to remain awake till she left the office.After the work got over i was told by my shift head to go to sleep.I don't feel like sleeping in office during the day as a lot of people will see me.
• China
17 Oct 09
i think it is a good habbit to take a nap at noon break.it really can make you refresh.i have a colleague who keeps on taking a nap at noon,she looks much more beautiful and younger than her age.so if you are available,you should find a comfortable place and take a nap.
@SQD444 (679)
• India
15 Oct 09
i think yes..because sometimes the work becomes so boring and tiring that a normal break wont help us relax very much.. and doctors have also said that there are proven records that a good short nap in betweeen the tight schedule of work will hep the body and mind relax and it inturn will help to increase the efficiency of the employees..
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I think this would be problematic as it would be difficult for many people to wake up again. Sometimes a quick nap is just not enough.
@proxima14 (196)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I'm choosy when it comes to sleeping. I can't sleep when I'm in the office. I don't know if it has something to do with the environment but I guess I just set my mind that when I'm at work, I'm not suppose to be sleeping. But if I'm at home, after eating, I always have the urge to walk around. And I guess that's because I became used to it.
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Hello krupesh, I know some people who have the habit of taking a nap during their lunch break. This would last about 30 minutes to one hour, that is if they don't take their lunch thus not consuming their time. Personally, I don't like taking nap at a very small time. I am not contented with it, and some times I would still feels sleepy after the very short nap. There was only a one instance wherein I had to take a one hour nap. It was the time, when I didn't go home and sleep to finish some reports that is needed the following day. I felt really sleepy and my eyes wanted to close that's why I decided to take a nap. It helped me that time considering I didn't sleep that night. Have fun earning and posting!
• Indonesia
27 Sep 09
Hi krupesh Yes, I often feel my mind clearer after I take a nap and I'm sure this work for worker too. But I think it won't be efficient if you give the worker time to take a nap, since there are possibilities they will use it for chit-chat, shop, or do other activities instead of taking a nap If you put a guardian or someone to make sure they are sleep, I think they will feel some pressure to sleep and they won't sleep.. Personally, I need half hour on the bed before sleep and I need my piggy doll beside me Many people have different sleep habits, maybe they can't sleep if there's no certain things like favorite pillow, or can't sleep if there's no bed,etc. If I given the chance to take a nap, I will try to sleep but not sure if I can. Or, if I have many tasks to do, I will do my task instead of sleep, hehehe..
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I like taking naps, but I don't know if I could get comfortable enough to do it at work. Sometimes I find myself counting the hours till when I can go home and get some zzz's (I have an newborn that is not sleeping through the night yet.) Maybe if it was a normal thing to have nap time at work it would be easier for me to use the concept. Many countries have the built in siesta times and just kind of shut down in the middle of the day. Thanks for the interesting question.
• China
21 Sep 09
I think it's do a good job if you taking a afternoon nap. We only have 1hour break at noon, so I always get a hurried nap after have lunch because I used to taking a walk around the offcial building. If there is a meeting waitng for me, I'll make a coffee for myself..........
@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I work in Private Security. Sleeping is not permited at all. In fact it is a termible offcene with the company. that is you can get fired for sleeping on the job.
• United States
20 Sep 09
I think a nap would help tremendously. At one of my old jobs, I used to take naps if I felt particularly tired or was getting over an illness of some sort. We had an employee lounge with a semi-comfortable couch I'd crash on. Once people stopped asking me if I was okay ( ), it was nice to just chill out for ten or twenty minutes and relax halfway through the day.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
20 Sep 09
I am a little confused, one side you are asking a question and other side you are indicating us to shut our mouth(your avatar)! LOL! I am doing a job where I have to work whole night thus you might understand that I must be feeling sleepy at work most of the time. Yes, it is not allowed but still most of us do like to take a nap or two when given a chance!
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I don't think many bosses would allow that, atleast not in the USA. It also depends on what kind of work your doing. If it's office, I can see a nap happening, if you work at a grocery store, or are in the customer service industry in anyway, then I doubt it. I think that it would help but at the same time a person should get into the groove of their work and know how much sleep they need to function properly. Harder said then done, especially when it comes to shift workers, but it can be done, I am certain.
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Yes I do. I take a break at 10:30 am for only 10 minutes and I take a nap, sometimes I sleep for an hour at 12pm and I will wake up 12:50pm. The advantage pf sleeping is you have rested your body , mind and eyes from office stress. It rejuvenates me and ready for my line-up of jobs. My advice, it is good to take a nap so do that if you have time and place at your workplace.
@debbie_19 (228)
• Las Pinas City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
If given a chance? :) I'll take a nap to recharge.
18 Sep 09
20 minute nap huh? Well I guess if you have an hour off for lunch and eat fast you can get more than 20 minutes and just use your cell phone or something to alarm and wake you.