‘Nap Rooms’ to Sweep the Office
Do you catch yourself daydreaming about returning home and climbing into bed? Perhaps you’ve found yourself yawning whilst in the office? If so, this revolutionary movement set to take on the workplace environment could be just for you.
The post-lunch lull could soon be a thing of the past with the addition of nap rooms to the office landscape.
Napping on the job comes with the stigma of lacking dedication and work motivation, however Arianna Huffington wants to eradicate that stance.
The editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group believes that in the next two years, nap areas will be “as common as conference rooms”.
She believes, “having a nap in the middle of the afternoon is actually a performance-enhancing tool.”
Arriana isn’t alone, experts like Sara Mednick, a researcher at the University of California, recommends a short nap in the middle of the day. Research has found that a nap in the morning can boost creative thinking, while afternoon caps can help people feel better physically.
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) March 30, 2016
This revolutionary movement will of course draw sceptics, but those in doubt need only look at successful companies such as Google, Zappos and Ben and Jerry’s who already boast nap rooms as part of their office landscape.
The newly launched initiative named The Sleep Revolution is Huffington’s tool to “dispel the myth that we can function perfectly on four to five hours,” she said.
Huffington’s Sleep Revolution is not just business, the 65-year-old collapsed from exhaustion in 2007 and has since turned her life around with the healing properties of sleep.
Sleep is “the gateway through which a life of well-being must travel”, Huffington recently wrote. Even so, the delusion persists that we can do our jobs just as well on four or five or six hours of sleep as we can on seven or eight, she added.
Do you support The Sleep Revolution? Perhaps we could embrace Spain’s newly eradicated siesta culture?