TEXTO PARA AS QUESTÕES 37 A 40
American workers are being told to go to
sleep on the job, according to Dermot
Purgavie in the Daily Mail. "Nap breaks"
are becoming increasingly popular in
offices, factories and even long-haul
aeroplane cockpits. "It’s now as
important for employers to offer a nap
break as it is for them to have a coffee
break", says P.M. Clary, a manager with
a Californian computer consulting firm.
Forty minutes’ sleep during the day can
improve morale and increase productivity,
and, according to research by Nasa, it can
improve the alertness of pilots. "There are
two periods when the body naturally
wants to sleep - between two and four in
the morning and two and four in the
afternoon," Heidi Wunder of
Washington’s National Sleep Foundation
tells the paper. "We’re bogged down in
the view that sleep isn’t productive."
William Anthony, a psychology professor
at Boston University, agrees. Leonardo da
Vinci, Napoleon and Brahms all liked a
little shut-eye, he says. "It’s time for
nappers to lie down and be counted."
THE WEEK 7 February 1998
V.37- According to the passage, office,
factory and long-haul aeroplane cockpit