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Old 02-01-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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PARIS - The French already enjoy a 35-hour work week and generous vacation. Now the health minister wants to look into whether workers should be allowed to sleep on the job.

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France launched plans this week to spend $9 million this year to improve public awareness about sleeping troubles. About one in three French people suffer from them, the ministry says.

Fifty-six percent of French complain that a poor night'* sleep has affected their job performance, according to the ministry.

"Why not a nap at work? It can't be a taboo subject," Health Minister Xavier Bertrand said Monday. He called for further studies and said he would promote on-the-job naps if they prove useful.

France'* state-run health insurance provider will send letters explaining the importance of good sleep. The Health Ministry'* Web site offers tips on how best to get a good night'* rest.

The ministry'* online "Passport to Sleep" recommends cutting down on coffee, tea, colas, and athletic activity after 8 p.m., shunning TV time or working late in the evening, and listening better to the body'* own sleep signals, such as yawning.

Bertrand said sleepiness causes 20 percent to 30 percent of highway accidents across France each year.
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What kind of crap is this?? lol
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no crap I wish I could get more then 5hrs of sleep and goto work and take a nap
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I just forwarded this to my boss as a recommendation!!

JK I wish I could, I could use a nap right about now.
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why dont they stop drinking on a work night and go to bed at a reasonable hour. sheesh
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This is actually a sound idea, as someone who deals directly with people who work continuous rotating shifts. Many of the people I supervise work 12 hour shifts and operate multi million dollar pieces of equipment, if they’re not alert and at all times there is potential for injury or costly downtime and repairs.
I think having a nap in the lunch room sometimes is Smart business when you see an employee who is looking overly fatigued.

Viva la France
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I bet a 30 minute power nap would feel amazing somedays lol
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