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Why employers won’t mind mid-day power naps at work

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Whether you are a morning person or an afternoon person, you have probably felt the effects of a midday slump.

Add in the colder weather and you have primed hibernation mode for most of us.

Now taking that 20 minute power nap at work may no longer be considered a bad thing.

Harvard Medical School researchers found when people nap, it helps them remember and perform tasks with better accuracy.

“If you remain awake, you perform worse on the subsequent task,” Professor Robert Stickgold told The Guardian. “Your memory actually decays, no matter how much you might think about [the task].”

Some companies have already embraced the day time nap like Google, Zappos and Ben & Jerry’s, according to a MTV blog.