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Berlin officials will be sleeping on the job

August 9 2007

In Germany, the project on the theme "The Dream - to increase productivity" appeared innovation: in the municipalities of the metropolitan area Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf officials allowed to sleep at lunch time. Specifically for employees of the district town hall will be equipped with beds, where employees will be able to sleep for half an hour.

The initiators of the innovations refer to the opinion of doctors who claim that man can not work equally well eight hours.

"Nap during the day is particularly important for busy mental work. It allows you to recover," - said the researcher sleep problems Ingo Fitz from Berlin Clinic Charite. According to scientists, 20-30 minutes of midday sleep increases the reaction rate by 16%, and the ability to concentrate - 35%, writes the Telegraph.

Officials of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf looking forward to the promised opening of bedrooms and have to work bring sleeping bags, but while at dinner time they sleep on the floor.

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