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Should you let staff sleep on the job?

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fall asleep at work with the boss’s permission?

An increasing number of companies around the world are embracing office nap time and providing areas for staff to catch some Z’s.

As multiple reports found companies lose billions of dollars in lost time due to tired staff coming to work and being less productive, more organisations are seeing the benefits in giving 20 to 40-minute allocated nap times.

1. Google

Everyone knows about Google’s nap pods, but that doesn’t make them any less cool and desirable.

Although before you go running to your CEO with the idea, take into consideration that one of these bad boys will set you back a cool US$12,985.

2. Huffington Post

Huffington Post president Ariana Huffington is a well-known advocate of sleeping at work. She recently installed two nap rooms for staff at their headquarters.

Take a look at this Today show footage for more info into their nap times.

3. Time Warner

Apparently, Time Warner bosses send their employees to a “nap spa” called Yelo, where customers can nap for 20 to 40 minutes in five minute increments at $1 per minute.

4. Ben & Jerry’s

At ice creamery Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont, a 20-minute snooze is totally fine – as long as leave your shoes outside the “nap room” door.

“It’s really important for the company to have happy, healthy employees so we can all do our best,” Liz Brenna, a Ben & Jerry’s spokesperson, told ABC.

5. Pizza Hut

It’s unclear whether Pizza Hut has dedicated napping rooms for employees, or whether the company simply doesn’t frown on staff taking a snooze between shifts, but either way they are part of a growing number of companies turning a blind eye to sleeping staff.

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