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13 Ways To Secretly Nap At The Office

Face it, work is sooooo boring.

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This is the most classic napping-at-work strategy. As long as your hands are touching the keyboard, everyone will think you're hard at work. Plus, wearing headphones is a perfectly acceptable excuse for why you didn't hear your boss screaming at you for the Johnson reports.
Alice Mongkongllite / Sarah Burton / Buzzfeed

This is the most classic napping-at-work strategy. As long as your hands are touching the keyboard, everyone will think you're hard at work. Plus, wearing headphones is a perfectly acceptable excuse for why you didn't hear your boss screaming at you for the Johnson reports.

2.

This should be one of the go-to moves in your nap arsenal. Everyone expects you to be looking at your phone anyway. You might be getting work emails on your phone, or checking out the competition's new social media strategy. Or napping.
Alice Mongkongllite / Joanna Borns / Buzzfeed

This should be one of the go-to moves in your nap arsenal. Everyone expects you to be looking at your phone anyway. You might be getting work emails on your phone, or checking out the competition's new social media strategy. Or napping.

3.

The privacy factor of the bathroom makes it a great nap location. The trade-off is having to sleep on a toilet. And the smells. Oh god, the smells.
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The privacy factor of the bathroom makes it a great nap location. The trade-off is having to sleep on a toilet. And the smells. Oh god, the smells.

4.

If your bathroom has a larger stall, you can up your comfort level by curling up in the corner on the floor. The tricky part is hoping no one looks under the stall.
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If your bathroom has a larger stall, you can up your comfort level by curling up in the corner on the floor. The tricky part is hoping no one looks under the stall.

5.

Your desk is like your own personal nap cove. Utilize it. Act like you're going down there to check on some wires, then never come back.
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Your desk is like your own personal nap cove. Utilize it. Act like you're going down there to check on some wires, then never come back.

6.

Take advantage of any cabinet space your office has to offer. If you can fit all the way inside and close the door, you'll find yourself in napping paradise. But you run the risk of people thinking you're a dead body.
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Take advantage of any cabinet space your office has to offer. If you can fit all the way inside and close the door, you'll find yourself in napping paradise. But you run the risk of people thinking you're a dead body.

7.

Camouflage is your best friend when you're sleeping at work. If you can find a blanket that perfectly matches the floor of your office, you can get cozy right on the floor and people might not even see you.
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Camouflage is your best friend when you're sleeping at work. If you can find a blanket that perfectly matches the floor of your office, you can get cozy right on the floor and people might not even see you.

8.

The gold standard for office napping is behind a closed door. Use office chairs as additional coverage. And just pray no one opens the door.
Alice Mongkongllite / Sarah Burton / Buzzfeed

The gold standard for office napping is behind a closed door. Use office chairs as additional coverage. And just pray no one opens the door.

9.

Take your conference room napping to the big boy level with a glass door. People can walk by and see you passed out. When they ask if you were sleeping, you just confidently explain you were taking a holistic approach to disruptive innovation. It's the ultimate office power move.
Alice Mongkongllite / Joanna Borns / Buzzfeed

Take your conference room napping to the big boy level with a glass door. People can walk by and see you passed out. When they ask if you were sleeping, you just confidently explain you were taking a holistic approach to disruptive innovation. It's the ultimate office power move.

10.

Comfort is important. Finding something sturdy to lean against is typically your first priority. Human and object coming together to create the perfect nap environment — now that's real synergy. And when people come to the water cooler, they're too thirsty to ask questions.
Alice Mongkongllite / Sarah Burton / Buzzfeed

Comfort is important. Finding something sturdy to lean against is typically your first priority. Human and object coming together to create the perfect nap environment — now that's real synergy. And when people come to the water cooler, they're too thirsty to ask questions.

11.

Napping ON a couch is for amateurs. Napping inside the couch is the best way to sleep completely undetected. Bonus points for napping in the reception area and intimidating potential hires.
Alice Mongkongllite / Sarah Burton / Buzzfeed

Napping ON a couch is for amateurs. Napping inside the couch is the best way to sleep completely undetected. Bonus points for napping in the reception area and intimidating potential hires.

12.

Do you have co-workers that spend the day gabbing instead of working? Take advantage of that. Curl up between their legs and they probably won't even notice you because they're too concerned with petty gossip.
Alice Mongkongllite / Joanna Borns / Buzzfeed

Do you have co-workers that spend the day gabbing instead of working? Take advantage of that. Curl up between their legs and they probably won't even notice you because they're too concerned with petty gossip.

13.

Your desk can double as a bed. This is an extremely advanced napping technique because you're very exposed. We can only recommend this sleeping position if you are desperately looking to get fired from your boring-ass job.
Alice Mongkongllite / Joanna Borns / Buzzfeed

Your desk can double as a bed. This is an extremely advanced napping technique because you're very exposed. We can only recommend this sleeping position if you are desperately looking to get fired from your boring-ass job.

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