Is sleep at workplace slowing down your performance? Is controlling it, even more, jeopardising your fitness to work? The trend now is not to work without sleeping but nap enough and kick-start back to work. While dozing off at work is embarrassing, a conscious sleep pattern is now seen upon as the trend.
Organisations like NASA and Google have introduced Energy Pods into workspaces to encourage employees to re-energize midday. Some other offices have a lounge for employees to rest and wane off sleep immediately after lunch or during sickness. Here are some trendy ways to sleep during work hours. Next time you feel exhausted, get into one such setup and be re-energised.
Energy Pods are equipments that contain noise-cancelling headsets and soothing music. This lays in zero gravity position, specially composed sleep music, and gentle wake sequence of programmed lights and vibrations.
How about a lounge to rest immediately when you are drowsy and get recharged quickly? No, you are not paid to sleep. However, when you become fresh, you could get back and work in full swing. These lounges are mostly attached with canteen and similar rooms in workspaces. Some of them are creative and artistically designed.
Sleeping at your workstation is one of the common things that happen in offices. While it was once considered a sign of laziness, offices with progressive work cultures are accepting this broad-mindedly. It is now viewed as a method to reboot for the rest of the day.
On the go
If such facilities are banned in your office, here are other ways you could catch up with sleep after you start from home to work.
While there is food and news on the go, sleep too is very much possible on the go. You may never know how optimum utilisation of your travel time could help you efficiently work. Be it bus or train, if you have a long jouney to take, you could set your sleep in that duration. Don't worry, you would be habituated to the timing and not miss your stop. Otherwise you can always set an alarm.