It’s a well-known fact that a midday nap can increase work rate, improve mood and power you up for a productive afternoon. Plenty of European cultures have the siesta built into their daily life; even without the burning day time sun that gives hotter climates a good reason to take a break.
UK workers are well advised to consider doing the same. Many large corporations now acknowledge and encourage the right to nap in the working day and provide the time and facilities for employees to take 40 winks if required.
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Any mother or father can tell you that the oasis of midday respite – the baby and toddler nap – is a parental right they only give up with considerable kicking and screaming. Once the home has a baby in it, keeping up with the household jobs and staying on top of the mess becomes a full time job in itself. That short space of time in the middle of the day is necessary for catching up and squeezing in some work or a much needed sanity check with a hot cup of tea and a good book. Curling up on the sofa and taking time out is vital for parents and everyone benefits if nap time can be used in a guilt free, positive way to recharge batteries and relax.
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There has been plenty of talk of the importance of sleep in the media in recent months. From the importance of a dark room for proper healthy sleep that allows your body to recharge mentally, to the stark warnings about the effect of sleep deprivation on our physical wellbeing, sleep is very much in the news. Our bodies need time to experience all the stages of sleep in order to produce melatonin, a hormone essential for our brain and body functions.
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As the holiday season ends for another year and our homes return to normal, it’s worth considering some of the difficulties that arise when trying to find places to sleep the family members and friends with whom we share special occasions. Many homes no longer have the luxury of a designated spare bedroom as working from home often means using that space as an office.
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