Source: Asia Time
Anywhere you go in major cities in Japan, China or other Asian countries, you will see office workers slumbering in public areas – in metro trains, parks or even in restaurants. The cozy big armchairs at Starbucks are highly sought-after spots during lunch hour.
Studies shows that people in Asia suffer more from sleep deprivation than people in the West. About half of all full-time workers in Asian cities say they don’t get enough sleep, and that the problem is getting worse every year. In Japan the phenomena of over-tired office workers who hardly can keep their eyes open even has a special word: inemuri – “sleeping while present”.
But lack of sleep is doing more harm than just making people grumpy and unhealthy – it kills creativity and lowers work output.