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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?

By Jeffery D. Zbar

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

"I nap a lot. I've learned it makes me much moreproductive. Afternoon tasks seem much less daunting [afternapping]," 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) andThe Art of Napping at Work (Larson, $10.95). "The days[my boss] didn't go out to lunch, I knew I was introuble."

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