How to avoid napping at work

Jonathan Warren

Author: Jonathan Warren

16.04.2024

Sleep

We recently carried out some research looking into the nation’s habits in the workplace and when working from home.   It revealed that over a third of us have got away with having a nap at work but one in eight (12%) have caught by their boss and been disciplined for it! To avoid having to nap throughout the day and risk an awkward situation at work, follow our tips below for getting a good night's sleep:  
  1. Stick to a set time every day to go to bed and to get up - even at weekends. This will help your body clock get attuned to recognising times to go to sleep and wake up.
  2. Clear your mind before going to bed. Writing to do lists for the next day or any worries down on paper can help free your mind before going to sleep.
  3. Reading a book or listening to calming music can help relax your mind before going to bed.
  4. Having a warm bath can help your body reach a temperature ideal for rest and relax any tense muscles.
  5. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and buy good quality pillows. Having a clean and comfortable bed will be more inviting for you to get into and help you achieve an undisturbed night's sleep.
  6. Avoid using technology an hour before you go to bed. This will help clear your mind and focus on getting a good night's sleep.
  7. Exercise regularly to make it easier to rest at night time and relieve stress.
  8. Avoid drinking caffeine in the afternoon. It can stay in your system for longer than you think and could be keeping you awake.
  9. Keep your bedroom dark and quiet. Invest in blackout blinds and curtains to keep daylight out.
  10. Resist the urge to snooze - it can you make you feel more sluggish.
  Tired  and exhausted young woman sleeping on printer in the office.   What helps you get a good night’s sleep? Tell us @Time4Sleep       Sources: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/insomnia/Pages/bedtimeritual.aspx