The benefits of napping during work are heavily promoted in a recent New York Times article. Psychologists such as Daniel Goleman and Ron Friedman have been long time advocates of midday naps, citing their effectiveness in increasing productivity and improving decision making ability.
As far as I know, my company has no written policy regarding taking naps on the clock and I'd like to know if inquiring about it would be considered to be within the realm of professional policy discussion. From my personal experience, I've often found "sleeping on a problem" to be more effective in producing quality solutions than racking my brain for an equal period of time.
I've only been in my job for two months and I'm not sure how to broach the topic without being viewed as a sloth, or even if it's worth bringing it up at all.
- Is this a topic worth asking about?
- If so, what would be an appropriate manner to bring it up?