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Nap to Be More Productive

Napping has often been hailed as a productivity boost. Aren't you lucky your bed is just a few sleepy steps away?

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This story appears in the August 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Once upon a time, Camille Anthony was the finance director with a Boston-based public relations firm. In the early afternoon, when the Sandman would rob Anthony of her concentration, focus and productivity, she would slip into the company president's office and catch a few winks on the sofa. She would awaken 20 minutes later, refreshed and renewed.

"I nap a lot. I've learned it makes me much more productive. Afternoon tasks seem much less daunting [after napping]," admits Anthony, now president of The Napping Company, a Redding, Massachusetts-based firm launched by Anthony and her husband, William, author of The Art of Napping (Larson, $9.95) and The Art of Napping at Work (Larson, $10.95). "The days [my boss] didn't go out to lunch, I knew I was in trouble."

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