JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – TOKYO – POWER NAPPING

by Antonio Gil February. 28, 2020 349 views
Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Taking a nap

Taking a nap

Tokyo subway systems have sliding doors at the edge of the platform to keep people from jumping, or falling, onto the tracks

Tokyo subway systems have sliding doors at the edge of the platform to keep people from jumping, or falling, onto the tracks

Omote-sando station - Teresa's picture

Omote-sando station - Teresa's picture

Another one taking a nap

Another one taking a nap

♫♫ Power Nap - Music Video ♫♫

Power napping for performance

Afternoon at work may never be the same. A new trend aimed less at improving worker efficiency has started to become more popular in Japan — power napping.

Power naps have started to become accepted policy at many Japanese companies, and with good reason. Naps, which employees used to steal at coffee shops, on trains or wherever they could, are no longer being viewed as a sign of laziness or incompetence, but as an essential means of maintaining attention and performance at work.

A large body of research has found that naps help to keep performance levels high and prevent mistakes, especially in the afternoon when many people feel drowsy. When workers feel sleepy, work performance suffers.

A short nap has been found to restore energy, renew focus and improve mood. For those reasons, many companies have begun to encourage their workers to take a short nap in the afternoon, though not yet enough of them.

www.japantimes.co.jp

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Berckmans Peter 9 months ago

Something I see a lot in Asia.like the metro shots

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months ago

Hot means nap smile Thanks Peter

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José Manuel 9 months ago

Boas fotos, parabens. 
JM

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 9 months ago

Obrigado Zé

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José Manuel 9 months ago

#3 Que bela soneca.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 9 months ago

Era impossível não tirar esta foto smile

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Buster Bruce 9 months ago

Your images never cease to astonish! All professional but my pick would be #2

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Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 9 months ago

Of course. I will tell my wife smile

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Francesc 9 months ago

I love the portrait of the second one...Happy weekend Antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 9 months ago

Happy weekend Francesc...and thank you

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Benny Law 9 months ago

Power naps definitely work wonder. Love all the candid shots.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Benny Law 9 months ago

They sure do. smile Thanks Benny

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Camellia Staab 9 months ago

Traffic so bad everyone falls asleep? smile #2 a real sweet photo and the colors beautiful.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 9 months ago

They were parked 😀 These little child wearing a kimono were so gracious. Thanks my friend

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Jay Boggess 9 months ago

i'm a enthusiastic supporter of the "Power Nap". When I'm  traveling across country, by myself, and catch myself wanting to dose off, at the wheel, I pull off at a safe parking spot, the very next opportunity I have, turn off the ignition and just lean back in my car seat, close my eyes and let the overwhelming urge to dose off have it's way with me......It usually lasts only a few minutes, after which I come back to consciousness feeling like I've just had a good night's sleep and ready for a few hundred more miles down the road! Don't fight it.......surrender, once you're safely off the roadway and parked in a safe place. It may save your life and the lives of others, as well!

Wonderful scenes with such nice variety, excellent camera work and very creative edits!!! 

smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months ago

Me too. I work at home so I "power nap" every day of the week smile. Thanks dear friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months ago

We can get so much more from a 24-hr period when we nap this way, in my opinion! Such a luxury to be able to "drop off" any time, during our days & nights!grinning

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Can G 9 months ago

Great set Antonio, and #3 made me laugh a little.

9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Can G 9 months ago

They were sleeping like angels smile

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