msnbc | February 10, 2013
>> arianna huffington took a nap for me this week. i knew you wouldn't believe me so i had someone snap a cell phone pic. she showed off two nap rooms that she insisted on installing in her network headquarters. her employees can sneak away and get middle of the work day shut eye on a pull-out couch and they can do it in a futuristic nap pod or do it in a wildly popular massage chair. it's a new growing breed of bosses who are encouraging workers to rest and recharge. for a while, we've all known the work, work, work mantra puts us at higher risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity and cancer, now a lot of companies care thanks to a harvard study that says sleepy workers cost businesses more than $63 billion every year. the dreary who drag themselves in apparently are aren't as productive as their eight-hour night counterparts. roughly a third of american workers sleep more than six hours a night. that means slower reaction timeses when you get to work. you don't remember things and not as creative according to experts and in short, we're all working around like zombies and not the cool walking dead kind, either. here's the thought. let's sleep eight hours a night and let's nap when we can, just nap 15 or 20 minutes , start a petition demanding a few of the nap rooms. you start it, i'll sign.