Clever Ways To Get Away With Napping At Work
Do you get enough sleep? Probably not - especially if you have a job that requires a long commute to and from work every day. If you’re tuckered out from life, the only real way to stay productive and not become a total mess is to sneak a nap in while you’re supposed to be working. It might seem like a bad idea to sleep at your office, but if you’re tired at work, there’s no way that you’re doing a good job. And coffee can only help you stay awake for so long. Rather than investing in gross energy drinks or going to sleep as soon as you get home, you need to do the smart thing and take a nap at work.
If you’re worried about getting caught dozing on the job, relax. This list is going to teach you exactly how to sleep without anyone noticing. And there are even a few methods on here that will walk you through how to keep your job even if someone does catch you passed out at your desk. There’s no way to be the best possible version of yourself at the office if you’re dead tired, so you need to learn how to sleep at work.
Answer this question honestly: How much work do you do every day? If you’re like most people, you only spend a couple of hours out of your day getting real work done, so what’s the harm in taking a nap while your coworkers are checking Facebook and goofing off on the DL?
Vote up the methods you’re going to try the next time you’re in the office.
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Use Your Lunch Break To Catch Some 'ZsPhoto: AMC
FACT: No one can tell you what to do on your lunch break. It's your lunch break. To make sure you make the most of the 30 minutes to an hour that you have on your own, eat your lunch at your desk before you've technically taken a break and then crash out while all of the other suckers in your office are wasting their time eating in the break room.
- 241 VOTES
Make "Work" Your HomePhoto: Warner Bros.
The easiest way to catch an hour or two of sleep while you're on the job is to not be on the job at all and work from home. Even if you can't stay in your house or apartment every day, the few precious work days that you do get to work on the couch can be supplemented with a couple of extra hours of sleep in the middle of the day. The best bet on this method is to sleep in during the extra hour that everyone is spending on their drive to work.
- 338 VOTES
Pass Out In Your CarPhoto: Dimension Films
One of the easiest ways to take a nap at work and not get caught is to do it in your car. Just sneak down to the parking lot or garage, lean your front seat all the way back, and pass out. If you have a larger car, put the back seats down and splay out all you want. If you nap at work on the regular, you may want to invest in tinted windows.
- 437 VOTES
Sleep In Your OfficePhoto: Warner Bros.
Do you have an office? If so, then you have the perfect buffer between yourself and the rest of your coworkers. Keep your door locked; install some frosted glass; and kick back for an hour or so whenever you feel like you need to catch a couple of winks. Just don't make a habit of it because you don't want to lose that sweet sleep room by getting fired.
- 534 VOTES
Throw On Your ShadesPhoto: Lionsgate Television
You're an adult. If you want to wear sunglasses in the office, you can wear sunglasses in the office. In order to make this ruse work, you should start wearing sunglasses around the office all the time; this way, whenever you use them to fall asleep while pretending to work, no one will be the wiser. However, they will think you're a total douche. Worth it.
- 622 VOTES
Pretend You're On A Long Business CallPhoto: 20th Century Fox
If your job requires you to take business calls, then use it to your advantage! Mention to anyone that's going to be checking in on you that you're going to be on a business call, hold the phone up to your ear, and get snug as a bug in your cubicle. If there's no cubicle to hide you, combine this method with the sunglasses trick, and pretend you're Tom Cruise in Risky Business.