Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims; during this period Muslims would fast from sunrise to sunset. This year however Ramadan falls on a period where the days are longer (London approximates sunrise and sunset is 5.30am and 8pm respectively). We are fortunate to have flexible working hours becoming the norm in many companies so we can balance those early mornings with an afternoon nap.
We found a great article from UAE Health talking about sleep deprivation. They have outlined and highlighted some ways to fight sleep deprivation during this Ramadan period:
Try to get at least 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night
Dr Sobia Farooq - “Planning for the sleep disruptions people can experience during Ramadan can be very helpful to help introduce a new routine. Find a solution that works for you and try to stick to it.”
Naps can be a fantastic way to catch up on a bit of sleep and help people feel more energised
Here at Rest Space, we have done extensive research into an ideal sleep or napping environment. We have come to a conclusion that having low lighting, cool and familiar environments will help you fall asleep faster and therefore using your time more efficiently. Let us know if you like to see more sleeping tips especially to use in this Ramadan period.
We commend the companies such as Thames Waters, Facebook and Hootsuite who have dedicated areas for their employees to nap.
Let us know if your company has napping/sleeping pods, wellbeing areas or rest spaces for you to catch 40 winks or if you want to share one of your napping stories.