Research has shown that working constantly isn’t good for your brain or your body. Taking breaks gives you a mental or physical “break” to recuperate which helps you immensely; your concentration improves, your work becomes more creative, and your productivity gets a boost. And everyone chooses to do this differently, whether it’s exercise, chatting with a coworker, or surfing the web.

But I’m pretty sure there’s one method we could all agree with – naps. Naps are powerful! Whether you’re taking a quick 30 second mental break or you’re snoozing for a couple of hours, you usually awake with energy and a refreshed feeling. I needed to know more about napping and its impact in the workplace and I stumbled across this napping infographic. Some of the more innovative organizations (Google, Nike) seem to promote napping; not hour-long naps, but a quick “snap” here and there. And napping seems commonplace in other countries. Some of the world’s greatest leaders were even big advocates of the nap.

It’s a pretty crazy idea that probably wouldn’t cut it in many workplaces, but it really got me thinking: why don’t more US companies promote napping? Do you think office napping would improve or detract productivity at your workplace?

Jill Kempka

About Jill Kempka

Jill loves to share information about ways to keep up with the changing world of work. She focuses on quick tips, facts and helpful lists to give job seekers tactics and advice they can immediately use.