Companies like Google, Ben & Jerry’s and Zappos are unapologetic about their pro-napping stances, but a majority of businesses have yet to jump on the siesta bandwagon.
If naps haven’t become a part of your daily routine, you might want to reconsider. Forty-three percent of Americans aged 13 to 64 say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep during the week, according to a 2011 poll by the National Sleep Foundation — a research group based in Arlington, VA.
A quick snooze can also prevent burnout. If you work 10 to 12 hour days, five to six days per week, your productivity will decrease and you’re bound to burn out. A nap will give you that extra boost of energy you need to work longer hours.