Peter Fleming's new book, The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself (Pluto Press, 2015), which examines the ways in which "neoliberal society uses the rituals of work...to maintain the late capitalist class order," looks like essential reading for sleep aficionados. Chapter titles include: "The Factory That Never Sleeps" and "Viral Capitalism in the Bedroom".
In a study of the lifestyle and working habits of 21,000 British workers, researchers at Rand Europe and the University of Cambridge found that "employees who slept for six hours or less a night were significantly less productive than those who slept for seven or eight".
An informative article from The Atlantic about sleep debt among America's low-income workers. Contrary to the popular perception that high-achieving professionals operate on fewer hours' slumber than ordinary mortals, Olga Khazan reports that it's "people who have the least money who get the least sleep."
John Mackey, the founder and co-CEO of the retail chain Whole Foods Market, has praised the virtues of the "executive sleepover" as a means of building trust and co-operation between colleagues . "I know this sounds weird," says Mackey, "but there's something about sleeping in the same house and then fixing breakfast or dinner together that is very much a bonding experience."