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Office napping climbs out from under the desk and into high-tech pods

Sleeping on the job has long been frowned upon, but office napping may finally be climbing out from under the desk.

A small but growing number of businesses are encouraging sleep-deprived employees to grab 40 winks during the workday, providing rooms - or, in some cases, high-tech napping pods - to get the job done right. Benefits include a more productive workforce and, hopefully, the end to stealth sales meeting snoozes.

A third of U.S. adults are not getting the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contributing to a range of problems,

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