Napping, it's not just for nursery school

Aug. 22, 2011 at 10:30 AM ET

We’ve all been there.

There you are, sitting at your desk, staring at your computer, when suddenly you feel your eyes start to close … Then comes the rush of panic as you jerk your eyes open and look around to make sure no one saw you nearly use your keyboard as a pillow.

Napping at work is still a no-no in most offices, but a new story from Inc. says some companies are starting to change their thinking on getting a little shut-eye during the work day.

The story cites companies who have gone so far as to install nap rooms and encourage the practice.

There’s also a body of research in support of a workday siesta. James Maas, who Inc. credits with coining the term “power nap,” tells the magazine a 15-minute can restore your energy. Still, the story says longer naps can leave you feeling groggy.

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