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    文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2021-03-06 02:32 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
    I love sleeping. It's something I'm good at. There's nothing better than nodding off on the sofa in front of the TV and when my head hits the pillow at night, I have no problem falling into a deep sleep within minutes. There is one place where I never snooze and that's at work - but new research suggests I should!
    The idea of you and your colleagues heading off for a lie down in the afternoon may seem odd, but some companies such as Google and the Huffington Post actually encourage it.
    This isn't because their employees are insomniacs – people who struggle to get to sleep at night – but because it's thought that a power-nap makes them more refreshed and more alert, and this in turn makes them more productive. But will this idea catch on?
    An Australian health writer called Thea O'Connor is a founder1 of a campaign called Nap Now which is trying to make sleeping at work more acceptable. She calls herself a 'naptivist'! She says: "I think that our culture is a bit crazy not to embrace it… it's time to disrupt the prevailing2 work ethic3 which is all about working longer and harder."
    So should we all be taking a sleeping bag and pillow to work with us? A few years ago, research by the East of England Development Agency found 30% of people have their best ideas in bed compared to just 11% who have them at their desk. That suggests people are more creative when they are relaxed - and the agency has called for companies to install beds in the workplace.
    A nap in the afternoon is nothing new. In certain hot countries, such as Spain, a short rest or sleep in the afternoon – called a siesta4 - is perfectly5 normal. But my problem with having 40 winks6 in the afternoon is that I usually fall into a deep slumber7.
    But maybe we should break from the traditional nine-to-five work culture and embrace the siesta. The UK's Sleep Council claims the nine-to-five working day does not fit into the natural sleeping pattern of the human race and says that bosses need to introduce a more sleep-friendly working day.
    What do you think? Would you feel comfortable going to sleep in the office - or do you secretly do it already?!


    1 Founder wigxF     
    • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被稱頌為佛羅倫薩畫派的鼻祖。
    • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的傳說,羅穆盧斯是古羅馬的建國者。
    2 prevailing E1ozF     
    • She wears a fashionable hair style prevailing in the city.她的發型是這個城市流行的款式。
    • This reflects attitudes and values prevailing in society.這反映了社會上盛行的態度和價值觀。
    3 ethic ziGz4     
    • They instilled the work ethic into their children.他們在孩子們的心中注入了職業道德的理念。
    • The connotation of education ethic is rooted in human nature's mobility.教育倫理的內涵根源于人本性的變動性。
    4 siesta Urayw     
    • Lots of people were taking a short siesta in the shade.午后很多人在陰涼處小睡。
    • He had acquired the knack of snatching his siesta in the most unfavourable circumstance.他學會了在最喧鬧的場合下抓緊時間睡覺的訣竅。
    5 perfectly 8Mzxb     
    • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.證人們個個對自己所說的話十分肯定。
    • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我們做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
    6 winks 1dd82fc4464d9ba6c78757a872e12679     
    v.使眼色( wink的第三人稱單數 );遞眼色(表示友好或高興等);(指光)閃爍;閃亮
    • I'll feel much better when I've had forty winks. 我打個盹就會感到好得多。
    • The planes were little silver winks way out to the west. 飛機在西邊老遠的地方,看上去只是些很小的銀色光點。 來自辭典例句
    7 slumber 8E7zT     
    • All the people in the hotels were wrapped in deep slumber.住在各旅館里的人都已進入夢鄉。
    • Don't wake him from his slumber because he needs the rest.不要把他從睡眠中喚醒,因為他需要休息。
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