Ramadan began on Sunday, May 4th. The holy month of fasting in Islam, observed by practicing Muslims, lasts for one month during which they will not be able to eat or drink during the day.
But how is the practice of Ramadan in companies?
Being in the company and not at home means being confronted with your colleagues who are no exception to their daily habits such as snacking, going for coffee or drinking water.
The most difficult moment is the lunch break. Indeed, some companies give their employees one to two hours to be able to take a real break from lunch time.
It’s hard to hold out when you’re surrounded by your colleagues … and most of them start talking about their choice of lunch from 11 a.m. onwards.
Except that, apart from eating … what’s the point of a lunch break?
Not eating or drinking tires the body both physically and mentally over the course of a day. Sleepiness refers to a difficulty in staying awake. When it is excessive, it leads to twice as many difficulties at work: difficulties in managing time, relationship difficulties, loss of efficiency, etc.
In an article in Le Monde, Ahmed confides: “Inevitably, after a few days, productivity at work is no longer the same. In my company, being the only Muslim, there is necessarily no accommodation planned. So, when everyone leaves for lunch, I take the opportunity to take a nap (lasting 35 minutes so that the first person back home does not find me slumped on my seat). My colleagues are generally very compassionate and avoid shouting ‘canteen’ at lunchtime… For me, Ramadan at work means first of all ‘afternoon slump’ without the possibility to have a coffee”.
Many companies do not provide any scheduling arrangements and generally do not have rest areas for isolation and rest.
However, during this period, practitioners would need a regenerative nap to compensate for the lack of food and water and thus allow their body to regain some energy.
When we install the nap cocoons in the company, we provide a reservation system that allows us to manage the reservations and the micro-nap time for each employee.
Today, Nap&Up cocoons are present in nearly 150 companies. And it must be noted that since the beginning of this Ramadan period, the number of micro-naps reserved has greatly increased, if not exploded … and so much the better!
As a reminder, the micro-nap has many benefits, such as:
- Memory Enhancement
- Increased productivity and performance
- Development of creativity
- Better concentration and alertness maintenance
- Stress reduction and mood regulation
- Good physical and intellectual performance