Snoozing on the job: Japanese firms tackle epidemic of sleeplessness

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Companies offer napping at work as lack of proper rest is estimated to cost economy $138bn a year

Imagine working for an employer who, aware that you’re probably not sleeping enough at night, allows you to down tools and nap as part of your regular work duties – and not just forty winks at your desk, but a restorative snooze in a quiet room.

These are some of the measures being used by a growing number of companies in Japan to counter an epidemic of sleeplessness that costs its economy an estimated $138bn (£108bn) a year.

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