Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College No doubt, taking a nap can revive our energy and increase productivity but everyone has a different mental clock. The naps are arranged during a fixed period of the day in mainland companies. What if I'm not sleepy at the time? Yes, I can still relax and do other things, but the effect would not be so obvious. Moreover, taking a nap would mean people working longer hours. I think they would prefer to leave the office one hour early every day. With Hong Kong being an international finance hub, can companies, especially the smaller ones, afford to let their workers have a nap? This would increase their already heavy workload. What would happen if there was an emergency while firemen, policemen and hospital staff are having a snooze? Would they be able to respond efficiently? I can't imagine the Hong Kong Stock Exchange having a 'rest period'. You may say a nap could last just 15 to 30 minutes, not one or two hours, but it takes time to restore our energy. And in Hong Kong, time is important. Oliver Kwan, 18 Delia School of Canada I think the idea of regulated naps is wonderful. Many people say that the mainland, where nap time is implemented, is not well-known for protecting the rights of its workers. It's hard to believe that a system from a country with a huge manufacturing base will be suitable for Hong Kong, whose economy is based on service industries. But the strategy has worked in places like Silicon Valley in California, which is famous for its software industry. The principle is simple: happy employees are productive ones, so if a short nap will make their day, it's time well-spent. Software giant Microsoft was once famous for its unusual management methods. Employees could come in whenever they pleased, and often took a nap during the day. And its owner, Bill Gates, is now one of the richest people in the world. This shows his tactics worked. Naps don't mean laziness, nor will they corrupt the work ethic of employees. If a company such as Microsoft can successfully implement such a policy, I don't see why it can't be used here.