Catnapping at Work
Several research studies demonstrate the benefits of napping in the middle of the day. According to Newsday, in an article discussing this topic, those who take a nap several times a week have improved cognition and response time and a 37% lower risk of death from heart disease.
Sadly, however, in our go go go lifestyle, napping is seen as slothful, a waste of time or just plain lazy. I do admit that while in the corporate world when I was important enough to have an office with a door, I snuck a nap or two in. In one job I had a boss who would have no problem going into a conference room, and taking a snooze. Everyone knew what he was doing and no one questioned it.