Sleep expert William Anthony argues that sleeping on the job may actually improve productivity.

Taking a nap at work is still a big taboo and something companies generally hate their employees to do. But a power nap can actually improve the productivity of workers, argues sleep expert William Anthony of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University.

Allaying the fears of employers who believe it will hurt their business, Anthony says that a quick nap during scheduled breaks at the workplace can improve people’s attention, their mood and persistence, all of which increases their efficiency, which in effect, adds to the company’s bottom line, unlike traditional on-the-break activities like smoking and drinking coffee that does nothing to improve their well-being.

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