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Friday, August 18, 2006

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Bila chat with colleagues or sisters - Teddie and Pink, at the office (on Yahoo Messenger or MSN Messenger OR SMS), i think the most used phrase would be 'ngantok sey' or 'I'm sooo sleepy'. This topic is most popular after lunch. Then we'd be asking each other to make coffee.. tidur kejap.. cubit or sepak diri sendiri..or we just chat kejap to hilangkan ngantok. It works a bit, but then, once we start working again - ngantok balik. So how ah?

Companies should REALLY consider nap time after lunch break. Tak payah lama.. 10-15 mins is enough. Studies have shown that it will actually increase productivity. Because I tell you, when we're sleepy.. tak tahu apa yang kita buat or type.. e.g. tadi I typed:
"Please change script to pull '0' (cancelled data) by reading the big sign on the garbage bag.." apa kejadah tu yang i type??
Actually that part about the sign on the garbage bag, which is actually by a road side.. was something that I macam termimpi kejap.. time tengah ngantok bangat tu.

So you see, providing nap time also helps us avoid silly mistakes like that.

Kalau ikut sunnah pun, memang Rasulullah SAW pun tidur kejap in the midday.

Narrated Thumama:
Anas said, "Um Sulaim used to spread a leather sheet for the Prophet and he used to take a midday nap on that leather sheet at her home."
Sohih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 74, Number 298:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:
We used to offer the Jumua prayer early and then have an afternoon nap.
Sohih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 13, Number 28:

And true to our Prophet's sunnah, studies have shown that afternoon nap is essential for us. There's quite a few write-ups on this.

The Benefit of a Power Nap:
Studies show that 20 minutes of sleep in the afternoon provides more rest than 20 minutes more sleep in the morning (though the last two hours of morning sleep have special benefits of their own). The body seems to be designed for this, as most people’s bodies naturally become more tired in the afternoon, about 8 hours after we wake up.

So apa lagi ni.. boss2 kita ni.. asal tak dengar2 lagi?
Kalau boss tu learned Muslim, insyaAllah sure kasi this nap, ikut sunnah..
Nantilah.. insyaAllah, if I open my own business.. 20 mins afternoon nap would be allowed.