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Factory Workers in China Encouraged to Nap on the Job

man asleep at deskYes, you read that right.

According to NBC News, one factory in southern China doesn’t exactly cringe when they catch workers snoozing. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Workers at the computer hardware factory are actually encouraged (yes, encouraged) to leverage two to 10-minute breaks to catch some shut-eye.

Think of it this way — if you’re going to take a break, you might as well make it productive to get an extra boost you need. Read more

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Tips to Stay Awake on the Job

sleep at workWe got a good chuckle when we started researching this piece, especially on rainy days when it’s tempting to want to take a quick snooze at work!

Well, it’s more relevant for media folks who work the night shift such as a radio DJ or an overnight breaking news correspondent. According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are several pointers to keep in mind to stay alert at work.

1. Take a walk during your shift. If you clock evening hours, take a walk right before your shift. Hopefully taking a walk when the sun is still out will alert your body. This may help you feel more awake when you’re at work. Read more

Tips for Coping With Jet Lag and Business Travel

It’s that time of year again! Dare we say it but Thanksgiving is merely three weeks away so whether you’re jetting somewhere for work or pleasure as the holidays approach, it’s never too early to pay attention to our health and jet lag.

After all, if we’re exhausted we’re not going to be productive at work. (Nor will we be happy as we yawn the day away.)

According to the National Sleep Foundation, studies have shown that jet lag results in an imbalance in our body’s very own biological clock. Read more

Nine Ways to Sleep Better & Be More Productive at Work

This blog post is inspired by a post on Harvard Business Review regarding one executive who changed his life around by going to bed earlier and waking up later.

This got us thinking. Seriously, have you ever noticed when you get a poor night’s sleep, your following day may feel completely off? Maybe your meals are off, too and you’re not as focused working on deadline, whatever the case may be, here’s a quick refresher for nine ways to sleep better, courtesy of The National Sleep Foundation. Read more