An Indian start-up based in Bengaluru has officially announced a 30-minute power nap for its employees during the workday.
On Thursday, Wakefit Solutions shared a post on Twitter with two images detailing the 'Right to Nap' and the times when employees can nap, reports NDTV.
According to the post, Wakefit co-founder Chaitanya Ramalingegowda recently sent an internal email to colleagues announcing that employees can now take a quick nap between 2 and 2.30 pm.
"We have been in the business of sleep for over six years now and yet have failed to do justice to a crucial aspect of rest – the afternoon nap. We have always taken naps seriously, but starting today, we will be taking things up a notch," he wrote in the mail.
"A NASA study reveals that a 26-minute catnap can enhance performance by 33%, while a Harvard study shows how naps prevent burnout," he added.
The company on Twitter also announced that the employees will have the right to nap every day for 30 minutes between 2:00 to 2:30 pm and the calendar of all employees will be blocked during this time as official nap time.
They are also working towards creating cozy nap pods and quiet rooms in the office to build the perfect nap environment for the employees, the company further wrote.
"Good decision," a user commented on the post while the company has made replies to customers in the comment section.
James Maas, a social psychologist of Cornell University, coined the term power nap.
A power nap, often known as a cat nap, is a short sleep that occurs before deep sleep (slow-wave sleep). A power nap is meant to refresh the person up rapidly.