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Good news for Bengaluru employees! This start-up firm announces 30-min powernap break

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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CHENNAI: Staying awake at work can be difficult at times, especially when working late or doing tedious tasks. So to encourage employees, one of the Bengaluru-based start-ups officially announced a 30-minute power nap for its employees during the workday.

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It was started by a sleeping solutions start-up named Wakefit Solutions. Chaitanya Ramalingagowda, the co-founder of this company, shared a post on Twitter saying that ‘All employees will have the right to take a nap for 30 minutes every day between 2 and 2.30 pm.

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Further the company added, “An afternoon nap is instrumental in helping the body recharge and refocus on the task at hand, thus improving workplace productivity and motivation. Conversations around afternoon naps became predominant with the advent of work-from-home, and companies are slowly but steadily realising its importance. Through this initiative, the company hopes to start a sleep revolution while also encouraging other companies to adopt the initiative”.

The co-founder wrote in a mail, “We have been in the business of sleep for over six years now and yet have failed to do justice to a crucial aspect of rest – the afternoon nap. We have always taken naps seriously, but starting today, we will be taking things up a notch,”

“A NASA study reveals that a 26-minute catnap can enhance performance by 33%, while a Harvard study shows how naps prevent burnout,” he added.

Meanwhile, the company on Twitter also announced that the employees will have the right to nap every day for 30 minutes between 2:00 to 2:30 pm and the calendar of all employees will be blocked during this time as official nap time.

Further he added “Through this initiative, we aim to focus on our employees’ well-being, while also fostering a culture that strongly encourages self-care. We also urge other brands to join us in this effort to promote a healthy lifestyle for their employees.”

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So one user commented on the post “Good decision”, while the company has responded to customers in the comments section.

According to a social psychologist of Cornell University, “A power nap, often referred to as a cat nap, is a short sleep that precedes deep sleep (slow-wave sleep). Power naps are meant to refresh a person fast.”

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