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Feeling sleepy in the office on hump day?

By on November 2, 2017 in Office Life, Office Workers

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It’s amazing the lengths some people will go to, to outwit their employer.

Some workers will even take a nap in the company’s time and then blog about how to do it.

Google ‘how to have a nap at work’ and you’ll find the following crazy suggestions:

  • Wear an inflatable clip-on necktie which doubles up as an incredibly narrow pillow (yes, these are available on the Internet!). Find a private office, remove your tie, and use it as a head-rest while you have a short power nap.
  • Sit under your desk and have a brief nap. If anyone comes in, you will wake up and you can act as if you’ve dropped a contact lens on the floor.
  • Pretend you have an emergency at home, drive around the corner, and take a quick nap in your car (this only works for the desperate and unscrupulous!)
  • Try dozing at your desk with your back to the door, your chin supported on your hand.
  • And the best suggestion, by far… install an approved self-contained sleep capsule for you and your colleagues. This is a semi-serious suggestion, although very few employers will go that far in looking after their workforce. The CalmSpace is a pod with its own bed, lighting system, audio system and closed off area. A bright blue light will wake you up after a short nap of 10 or 20 minutes! A good idea for working mums, maybe?

If you were thinking of taking a nap at work, be careful, the Sleep Police might catch you in the act. Better watch this warning from the Sleep Council before you doze off.

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