We all know work can be exhausting, and somewhere around 3 pm the yawning starts to hit, and most folks could probably use a nap. Well, it turns out, a lot of people are finding ways to get a little shuteye in at the office.
A new poll by The Sleep Judge looked into workplace napping, and while you’d think most companies would frown on it, there seems to be some jobs that are perfectly okay with folks taking a rest in the middle of the day.
The poll finds that 93.2% of workers whose company allows for napping have taken a nap at work, while 46.3% of those whose company doesn’t allow napping have also found a way to take a little siesta during the day. And it seems companies should maybe consider napping a good thing, with 56.2% of workers saying naps increase their productivity.
As for the industries most likely to allow napping, they include:
- Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
- Information Services & Data Processing
Interestingly, even though these industries are the most likely to allow napping, they aren’t the industries where most napping occurs. In fact, the five industries with the highest napping rates, are also the Top Five industries that ban napping. The industries with the highest napping rates include:
- Transportation and Warehousing
- Finance and Insurance
- Medical and Health Care
- Hotel, Food Services and Hospitality (although they are the second-most likely to ban napping)
Source: The Sleep Judge