When sleep deprived, people think and move more slowly, make more mistakes, and have difficulty remembering things. (Such assertions are reinforced by the growing body of evidence that suggests that being awake for prolonged periods of time can reduce a worker´s performance level to that of an intoxicated person.) These negative effects not only lead to lower job productivity (The financial loss to U.S. businesses is estimated to be at least $18 billion each year!), they of course can cause accidents too.
Well this might just be yet another reason to leave the workforce and start that home-based business. My fellow blogger and home-based business person Kathy Murdock points out the value of taking a good old nap when one is feeling tired.
Who can do that when one is working 9 to 5? Or 8 to 4. Or whatever. I’ve heard of some progressive companies allowing nap breaks but they’re few and far between. Working within someone else’s schedule generally means you must get up and go to sleep (or try to go to sleep) when they demand, not necessarily when your body is ready.
This is not to say that Home-based Businesses are easy and can work fewer hours. But that work can be on your schedule. You create that schedule and sure, take that nap if you feel you need it.