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Indians Think That Napping May Improve Work Productivity

Most Indians feel napping may improve work productivity according to a recent study

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The research revealed that 41 per cent of the people surveyed suffered from irregular sleep patterns because of work-related stress and working late at night. Pixabay

A new survey found that most Indians felt napping at work might improve productivity, adding that a nap room could contribute towards better workflow.

For the results, Wakefit.co, an online sleep solutions start-up, conducted a nation-wide survey to emphasise the importance of sleep wellness in the workplace.

The ‘Right to Work Naps’ survey, conducted with over 1,500 respondents, showed that a 70 per cent of people did not have a nap room at their workplaces and 86 per cent of the respondents confirmed that a nap room would definitely help improve overall productivity at work. The research revealed that 41 per cent of the people surveyed suffered from irregular sleep patterns because of work-related stress and working late at night.

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Wakefit.co, an online sleep solutions start-up, conducted a nation-wide survey to emphasise the importance of sleep wellness in the workplace. Pixabay

“Given the rising sleep-related issues in our country, we felt it was imperative for us to take action and encourage corporates and employees to rally for nap rooms at their workspaces,” said Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, co-founder and Director of Wakefit.co.

The survey also found that constant state of work anxiety hampered 31 per cent people’s sleep at night, while almost 20 per cent respondents felt sleepy at work all the time and 51 per cent were drowsy most of the time.

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Research has found that taking a nap for 20-30 minutes increases short term alertness among people. While nutrition and exercise are popular work wellness themes around the world, nap room installation can ensure that sleep its due credit in companies’ employee wellness programmes.

In light of these findings, Wakefit’s ‘Right to Work Naps’ initiative aims to highlight the positive impact of sleep wellness in employees’ health, well-being and productivity at work. (IANS)

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Sleeping for Long Hours During Pregnancy Linked to Stillbirths

Progress in reducing stillbirth deaths has been slow but stillbirth is an urgent global health issue that should be at the centre of more research programmes, the researchers noted

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Sleeping for long hours during pregnancy linked to stillbirths. Pixabay

Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, suggests a new study.

This is because blood pressure reaches its lowest point during sleep which has been linked with foetal growth problems, preterm birth, and stillbirth.

The study, led by a team from the University of Michigan, explored how maternal sleep habits, including lengthy periods of sleep without waking more than once in the night, may be associated with foetal health independent of other risk factors.

Moreover, pregnant women often report waking up and getting up in the middle of the night.

Very disruptive sleep has also been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, including growth restriction and preterm growth.

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“Our findings add to research indicating that maternal sleep plays a role in foetal well being. Studies aiming to reduce stillbirths should consider maternal sleep as this is a potentially modifiable risk factor,” said lead author Louise O’Brien, researcher at the varsity.

“Understanding the role of maternal sleep may help us identify interventions that would put us in a better position to advise women,” O’Brien added.

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For the study, reported in the journal Birth, the team involved 153 women who had experienced a late stillbirth (on or after 28 weeks of pregnancy) within the previous month and 480 women with an ongoing third-trimester pregnancy or who had recently delivered a live born baby during the same period.

Progress in reducing stillbirth deaths has been slow but stillbirth is an urgent global health issue that should be at the centre of more research programmes, the researchers noted. (IANS)