My current office comes with multiple nap locations – it’s one of the best things about being a freelancer and working at home. I work hard and I get a lot done (I support myself with this work, for goodness’ sake) but sleep is good for your mind and body. And totally unacceptable in most offices. Sarah Zielinski has a nice blog post about this up at Smithsonian today.
One of my former employers actually did have a nap room – complete with a door sign indicating it was the office of “Snooze You Can Use.” That was the best. What is the point of struggling to sit upright at your computer and look like when you’re working, when really everyone – you, your boss, your coworkers you have to talk to, the person you have to interview later – would be better served if you rested your brain with a quick nap?