Paul Makepeace ;-)

March 22, 2006

Napping at work

Posted in: Sleep

There was a thread on the uberman list (a yahoo group for folks interesting in polyphasic sleeping, i.e. six 20min naps every four hours, and nothing else) about napping at work and that reminded me of my last job: it sucks sleeping sitting up in a bathroom/toilet.

So when I was being interviewed by Google I made sure it was going to be OK crashing every few hours for 20mins. Not a problem.

Paul On Gmail Beanbag

The beanbags are fantastic!

Posted by Paul Makepeace at March 22, 2006 05:32 | TrackBack

Great, I got to try one of those.

Here at my work we have a small library with two sofas, so I can really enjoy my polyphasic naps :)

Posted by: PhiMix at March 29, 2006 04:52

Did you really sleep sitting up on a toilet? LOL There are couches galore where I work, but there always seems to be a meeting where the couches are, so I sleep in the closet. It's actually pretty comfortable: dark and secluded.

Posted by: Kirk Kahn at April 10, 2006 23:32

Kirk: yep, sat on the toilet, head and arms resting on the sink. Usually laid my thick biker leather jacket out so there weren't so many pressure points - nothing sucks more than waking up with your arm dead... I definitely don't recommend it.

I'm really hoping more people try this as it'll make general workplace acceptance of napping more common.

Posted by: Paul Makepeace at April 10, 2006 23:36

Hey Paul. It works. Definitely. In Germany, they starts to write about napping at work in manager magazines. Germans use the word: Manager Schlaf. (manager sleep) We used a beanbags at work (6 peaces in red) at my first .com IT company 6 years ago in Hamburg...

Kalixo thinks the same (only in german language)

Here is my personal "Flaoting / Napping at Work " tracking

have a nice sunday,

moonweaver aka marta gal

Posted by: FloatWeaver at May 21, 2006 08:36

I think this is totally unacceptable.
If you sleep, we all sleep, it'll be anarchy.

Posted by: Svetzkïrn at January 22, 2007 15:43
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