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Does Anyone Nap At Work?

Does Anyone Nap At Work?

I currently live close enough to work that I can come home to nap if needed (1-3 times daily), but will be moving soon and will live over 1 hour from the office. Has anyone worked out a sleeping arrangement in the office? If so, what did your setup look like?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Tom, I didn't work in an office but I used to work in a pharmacy. We had a private consultation room and we used to close for an hour at lunch. I used to just spend my break in that room and would put my head on the table and sleep - not ideal but it worked.

Have heard other people say they brought their own yoga mat and pillow etc. Maybe if there's a private room you could do something similar.

Depending on what works for you and what your hours are like maybe you could ask to split your lunch break into two or three smaller breaks so you can nap. This might be something that might help while you get accommodations put in place!

posted 24 days ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Thankfully, I work for a very understanding law firm that is willing to make some accommodations for me to sleep off an attack by combining my two 15-minute breaks into one 1/2-hour break. Sometimes it helps, other times I just feel worse after. In the covid world, there are several offices available for me to duck into to sleep because most in the firm are still working from home; but, I know that sooner or later the offices are going to be occupied again and used from time-to-time until then. So, I went on Amazon and ordered a tri-fold floor mattress-sofa that I can pull under my desk and sleep on when needed. And in the meanwhile, it acts as a welcoming place for a co-worker to sit if they want to come and chat for a bit. More complicated accommodations, like adjusting hours to work to allow for naps, would fall under the ADA, in which case your employer would need a diagnosis from the doctor.

posted 29 days ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I nap for half hour at lunch.

posted 8 days ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Like any disease, people are very reluctant to help or to even just realize that you have an issue. Everyone is so scared of getting COVID. But what about the heat? You think that it will just go away? Think again. It may cool down when fall and winter gets here. Will it cool down or will it continue to be warmer until we're living underground. Think about it.....

posted 21 days ago
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