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Employees dozing at the desk? Offer them pillows

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If the worrisome economy is keeping your employees up at night, offering them a place to nap during the afternoon could help them get their work done.

Nearly 30% of employees admit they have fallen asleep on the job, and 12% say fatigue has made them late for work, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2008 Sleep in America poll. Others report making more mistakes, being unable to concentrate and acting irritably.

Some organizations have found a logical solution: About one-third allow employees to nap during breaks, and 16% have a place specifically for snoozing. About a quarter of those businesses are in public service, safety or health-related industries.


  • Nike employees can doze in “relaxation rooms” that feature massage chairs, aromatherapy machines and high-end stereo equipment for music.
  • Bristol, Conn.-based Yarde Metals has a room just for napping in its headquarters and at sever...(register to read more)

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