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Snoozing at work is positively encouraged at some firms (Thinkstock)

Getting a bit drowsy at work? You’re in luck. Previously taboo, sleeping in the workplace is becoming much more acceptable.

With an increasing number of companies encouraging their employees to doze off during the workday, fewer have to duck under the desk like George Constanza in the popular US comedy Seinfeld. Some firms even offer dreamy amenities such as state-of-the-art nap pods, darkened, Zen-like snooze rooms, even ostrich-feather pillows.

“The outlook on naps in the workplace is changing,” said Lisa Orndorff, employee relations/engagement and Global HR manager at the Society for Human Resource Management in Alexandria, Virginia. According to the 2013 SHRM Employee Benefits Survey, 6% of employers provide on-site nap rooms for employees. Full article here

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