A nap a day? If the boss says so…

June 25, 2007, 7:52 PM UTC
Fortune

Happy Monday! If you’re still waking up for the week, this piece from last week’s New Yorker might help. It’s about Workman Publishing, which has started encouraging naps on the job — with a “designated nap area,” no less — since publishing Take a Nap! Change Your Life by Sara Mednick in January. (My sleep post a while back may have been just a tad tongue-in-cheek, but so many of you wrote me about it that I realized we might have a semi-serious issue on our hands, and evidently the Workman folks agree.) Mednick’s book “argues that napping increases productivity, improves health, and encourages weight loss, among other benefits,” and includes how-to tips. And she hopes to encourage other companies to take up napping through the Workman experiment. We may need to get her on The Gig for a little open letter to our bosses…