I found this from my subscription to my RSS reader from 43folders.com.
43folders.com - Guide to Better Napping
I remember both of my grandfathers taking naps during the day. They were from 2 generations previous to the Boomers. I also remember some of the sitcoms from my youth and newspaper comics showing, usually only dads, taking naps...mmmmmm... you now that old stupid saying, "man will work from sun to sun, but woman's work is never done"...
I have often voiced to most people who know me that everyone would probably benefit from taking naps during the day, to catch up on lost sleep during the night and give an extra boost for the afternoon. I don't know how it would work as it would obviously take a LONG time to try to blend that into today's culture, at least in the U.S.
The origin of the word napping seems to be related to stealing, as used in kidnapping, etc. So basically, it means to steal or seize some extra sleep. Here is some info on the origins of the word napping:
World Wide Words
So, I guess there are some companies that are trying out what the current, innovative generation is calling "power napping". Now a days, everything has to have a powerful sounding descriptive word associated to it... ????
But I have long thought about how much of a benefit this might be, mostly as a joke, but then again, there seems to be some serious benefits that may be associated.
In any case.... now that I'm not in a corporate environment, I seriously am going to investigateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ..........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz