Good news, if you fancy a quick kip under your desk tomorrow then you have the full backing of science behind you.
So when your boss pulls you aside to “have a quick chat” be sure to let them know this.
Unless, of course, they’re having a cheeky nap too…
As you know, the clocks went forward overnight . While this means longer, lighter days and the promise of spring, it also means one hour less .
An hour less may not seem like such a big deal, but scientists have said it’s grounds to get a nap tomorrow to make up up for it.
You have the blessing of science
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, who led the research for bed manufacturers Silentnight and the University of Leeds, said the time change could see some workers drop to four hours.
“The loss of an hour in bed is particularly detrimental to individuals who already struggle with their sleep, and recent research by Silentnight has proved that many Brits, including children, are dangerously sleep deprived,” she said.
“Unlike our ancestors we’re constantly surrounded by unnatural electronic light, whether it’s from light fittings, computer screens, televisions or mobile phones.
It will have been rude awakening for many of us this morning
“This constant exposure to artificial light can have an effect on our sleep quality, and often even when we think we are indulging in a long sleep, the truth is our sleep quality is poor and we still wake up feeling tired.
Speaking last year, the sleep scientist said:
”If you are one of the 25 per cent of the nation that gets less than five hours sleep a night, this time change could see you drop down to as little as four hours, which is a dangerously low amount.
“Bosses should consider allowing staff to take a short nap in the office. It can make a huge difference.”
She added a power nap should be done between 2pm and 4pm – but we shouldn’t have one any later, as it might affect sleep later at night.
There are a raft of health problems associated with lack of sleep or poor sleep.
These include diabetes depression and heart disease.
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