Double up on the caffeine today. A recent poll found that you are more likely to fall asleep at work on Wednesday than any other day of the week.
According to The Daily Mail, a poll of 2,000 office workers in the UK found that 1 in 5 workers confess to dozing off at their desk. It’s not just their desks where they are falling asleep, either. 10% say that they have fallen asleep during a meeting or in the bathroom. Intended nap times varied between 10 minutes to a whole hour, but the average was a 47 minute snooze.
Just who is sneaking siestas on the job? 70% of the women polled say they need a nap at least once a week, but only 58% of men need a cat nap.
We shared our stories of falling asleep at work this morning.
Tony confessed that during his first radio job, he was in charge of a Rangers radio broadcast. He decided to lay on the floor under the control room board and listen to the game. About 25 minutes later, he woke up to his boss standing over him. He lied and said that he’d passed out.
Julie used to set an alarm clock to get a cat nap during song sets at another radio job.
John used to occasionally man the front desk at the hospital he where he used to work. The phone handset had a shoulder pad on it. He would pick up the phone, hang up the line, but prop his head up on the handset and close his eyes. If someone walked up, he’d just start talking like he was on the phone.