Sleeping on the Job? Good! Overachievers Do

People who snooze on the job aren’t lazy or hung over—they’re gaining an edge
"We can use sleep tactically, to our advantage," says sleep researcher David Dinges Photograph by Brian Finke for Bloomberg Businessweek

Don’t expect to find Ronit Rogoszinski in meetings, entertaining clients, or hunched over her desk around lunchtime. The 45-year-old wealth adviser and financial planner in New York describes herself as an expert “practitioner of the power nap.” After waking up at about 5 a.m., sending her kids off to school, and putting in a morning of meeting with clients, Rogoszinski needs to crash. “By noon, my brain starts to fry,” she says. So she heads to one of her hideouts—her car, for example—to recharge. As she puts it, “I’m not quite sure how I’d handle the day without that timeout.”

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