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Your Napping Co-worker Doesn't Think You Should Get to Nap, Too

Do you ever nap at work? A new survey from mattress company Amerisleep finds we're happily grabbing a few Zs at work, but we look down on the co-workers who dare to do the same thing!

Our computers aren't the only thing we're putting on sleep mode: Of the 1,001 U.S. employees surveyed, more than half (nearly 52%) admit to napping on the clock. At their desks, in empty meeting rooms, in their cars, wherever they can grab some shut eye. And the less money we make, the more likely we are to nap at work. Senior management gets to power trip while the rest of get to power nap. Go figure.

Sometimes, we have a good excuse for nodding off, though. Maybe we're suffering through a bout of insomnia that's ruining our week. Or maybe we're a new parent. Again. Research shows we can reinvigorate our productivity levels with a quick nap, too. There are valid excuses for needing to nod off for a few minutes.

However, it really, really bothers us if a co-worker dares to nap on the clock! Amerisleep's survey finds more than three-quarters of employees who claim they've never napped at work think anyone else's nap time is a terrible thing. If you never nap at work, why should anybody else get to?

But get this: slightly more than one-third of the employees who DO nap on the job think it's absolutely unacceptable for anyone else to do the same thing. You've made your bed, now go lie in it!


As you drift off in the afternoon meeting, just know that your power nap isn't nearly as worthy as your co-worker's power nap in the morning meeting. I know, I know: you're still listening, only with your eyes closed. Enjoy.


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