Green couch

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1484
  1. George Dunea

    I have long had a couch in my office, so long that some of my former fellows think it should be donated to the Smithsonian Museum. Old and somewhat worn, it has, however, appreciated in value since a recent Tribune article described how midday naps have become quite the thing with business executives, highly acceptable, and no longer frowned upon as sleeping on the job. Physiologists now view naps as “a health benefit and not a sign of being lazy”; “a basic physiologic need”; “a way of recharging one's batteries”—especially for people who work late hours into the night and are …

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