These days, nobody gets enough sleep due how busy our lives are. Students stay up late doing homework, and adults overwork. Because of all this sleep deprivation, we suffer from a lack of concentration, and overall sluggishness. Although catching a nap on the job is looked down on as slacking, naps would benefit both companies and employees. U.S. businesses actually lose around 18 billion dollars yearly in result of “lost productivity" caused by drowsiness. In addition, multiple scientific studies have supported the benefits of even a 30 minute nap in the afternoon—alertness, mood, and productivity are all improved. This topic relates to what we’ve been discussing in health class about mental health. We’ve learned that being well rested can drastically change our quality of life, and can help raise our grades. Companies like Google and Procter & Gamble have made power naps a thing, and has bought specially designed sleeping "pods" as seen in the picture. This could be a good start for improving our mental health.
Is sleep deprivation an issue for you? How do you feel your sleep deprivation affects your daily life? Do you use power naps to increase productivity? Should companies have “nap rooms”? Should schools have nap time?