You heard it here first, you can nap on the job. Relax, it’s a ...

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You heard it here first, you can nap on the job. Relax, it’s a woke thing

Meet the women on a mission to normalise napping at work – and boost the economy with it

Anna Hart

How tired do you feel? If you can hardly keep your eyes open, that’s okay – after all, we’ve just come out of the annual month of sleep deprivation, when we burn the candle at both ends. January, then, can feel sluggish, especially a couple of weeks after the return to work.

Most of us will recognise that drowsy feeling that descends in the middle of the afternoon; the post-lunch “lull”. Our way of dealing with this urge is to lie down. We ignore it. Instead, we reach for a sugary snack or caffeine. But what if we gave ourselves a 20-minute power nap instead?

This is the revolutionary, and simple, proposition that ProNappers is hoping to bring to the workplace in 2020. Cara Moore and Julie Turner are the women behind the consultancy which is dedicated to educating employers about the benefits of power napping. Their mission is to normalise it at work, doing for napping what the mindfulness movement has done for meditation: shed light on the benefits, remove stigma, and roll out an accessible method for the masses...

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