Mental Health Monday–Get Your Rest!

How many of you have wished you could take a nap at work? Show of hands, please. Come on, don’t be shy. We’ve all fallen prey to the afternoon slump, right?

Well, guess what? Companies just might be encouraging you to do just that in the near future (read that again–NEAR FUTURE. NOT now. NOW might get you fired because not all work places are jumping on the snoozefest bandwagon, ‘kay?).

Why would your boss tell you to take a nap? Sleepy employees are not productive employees. (Yikes, that sounded a little too, what’s the word, um, trite? Anyway…) Lack of sleep causes poor concentration, sluggish thinking, even heart disease. A short nap, on the other hand, improves memory, decision-making, concentration, and hell, it could even brighten your mood! (And that, folks, is the tie-in to Mental Health Mondays.)

Click here for the Yahoo article that triggered this post.

Click here for pics of a newfangled napping stations, called The EnergyPod (manufactured by MetroNaps, a company based in the UK and Australia). DISCLAIMER: I do NOT represent or endorse these companies. I just thought the info was interesting…and slightly disturbing.

The EnergyPod. Resistance. Is. Futile. *snarf*

Gosh, the things people come up with, eh? In all honesty, I think George from Seinfeld had the right idea. There’s really no need to get all fancy and stuff.

It’s hard to tell, but he’s under his desk.

Then again, some of his ideas weren’t always so great. Case in point. –>

Don’t forget to check out Lydia’s post on Medical Mondays!