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Napping at work: Why more companies are on board

New York, UNITED STATES: TO WITH AFP STORY BY VIGINIE MONTET Metronaps CEO Arshad Chowdhury (R) and another employee demostrate sleeping "pods" in a darkened room at a Metronaps location in the Empire State Building, 16 February 2007, in New York. MetroNaps caters to employers who are looking to get more productivity out of their empployees by providing a place where they can nap, recharge and get back to work. A recent study undertaken by US and Greek scientists showed that a regular nap reduced, by more than one third, deaths due to the heart attacks.     AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Metronaps CEO Arshad Chowdhury (R) and another employee demostrate sleeping "pods" in a darkened room at a Metronaps location in the Empire State Building in New York. MetroNaps caters to employers who are looking to get more productivity out of their employees by providing a place where they can nap, recharge and get back to work.

Forget about the 32-hour work week. A think tank in France is calling for companies in the country to let workers take a 15-minute nap after lunch.

Forget about the 32-hour work week.

A think tank in France is calling for companies in the country to let workers take a 15-minute nap after lunch.

Stateside, the work nap has been espoused by big companies like Google and Huffington Post, which have put in nap rooms and nap pods for their workers. Arianna Huffington is so behind the idea she has written an entire book about it.

Proponents of the sanctioned work nap say daily shuteye actually makes workers more productive.

Guests:

Ron Friedman, social psychologist and author of the book, “The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace” (TarcherPerigee, 2014)

John Rabe, host of KPCC’s Off-Ramp, who is working on a story on nap pods

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