15% of employees have taken a nap at work


Something for the weekend: If you feel comfortable snuggling down at your desk, then you aren’t the only one. Some 15% of full-time employees admit to taking a nap at work, according to research by curtain and blind retailer, Hillarys.

The survey, which polled 2,349 Brits over the age of 18, also discovered that 21% of respondents would welcome a UK ‘siesta’, described as a schedule where the working day would pause for a couple of hours around midday for a rest period before resuming later in the afternoon. 54% of respondents feel they would concentrate better as a result of such a break.

The research also found:

  • 28% of respondents admit to getting tired and grouchy at work around the middle of the day.
  • 37% of respondents take a nap at least once a week.
  • 24% of respondents confess to taking a nap in their cars.
  • 21% of respondents take naps daily.

Helen Turnbull, a spokesperson at Hillarys, said: “We all love a nap. Sometimes, it’s just what you need so you can face the rest of the day and there’s no harm in having a quick recharge of the batteries.”

Here at Employee Benefits, we’re packing our pyjamas in preparation for potential daytime nap opportunities!