The decision was made by WakeFit, a startup that has been in the business of making bedding and sofas for the past six years. On Wednesday, employees received an e-mail from Wakefit co-founder Chaitanya Ramalinga Gowda. All the employees were surprised to see the mail saying ‘We are declaring the right to sleep in the office’. “We have been in business for six years. Yet we have failed to do justice to the crucial point of afternoon sleep. We always take sleep seriously. From today onwards we are giving employees some time to sleep,” he said.
“Sleep during the afternoon is a very important thing. We never take it too seriously. A NASA study found that a 26 – minute nap in the afternoon increases our performance by 33 percent. Harvard research has shown that this reduces stress. Contributes to the growth of creativity and productivity.
With this in mind, we have decided to give all the employees in our company 30 minutes official nap time from 2- 2.30 pm. From now on you will get the right to sleep in the office. We have also made changes in the working calendar accordingly. For this we will also set up nap pads and special rooms. Chaitanya said in the mail.
WakeFit brand head Pratik Malpani took a screenshot of the mail and shared it on his LinkedIn account. “I’m very proud to be paid to go to sleep. It’s really a topic of discussion,” Pratik wrote. It is worth noting that in addition to the meal break hour can be allocated another half hour for sleep. Currently this mail has gone viral on social media.
Meanwhile, Wakefit has been in the news for launching a sleep internship program in the past. It is said to be a unique employment opportunity for making money. The specialty of this program is that a person sleeps for 9 hours every night for 100 consecutive days. ‘We will select a group of Super Sleepers or Passionate Sleepers as part of the 2021-22 Wakefit Sleep Interns batch after a rigorous selection process with incredible challenges’ announced on the website.