Inemuri: the Japanese art of not quite sleeping at work #signalofchange

Resource / Inemuri: the Japanese art of not quite sleeping at work #signalofchange

By Anna Simpson / 13 Jul 2016

Could 'inemuri' actually help us be present more of the time?

 

"Inemuri can be seen as a subordinate involvement which can be indulged in as long as it does not disturb the social situation at hand – similar to daydreaming. Even though the sleeper might be mentally ‘away’, they have to be able to return to the social situation at hand when active contribution is required." - Dr Brigitte Steger, Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Studies, University of Cambridge


What might the implications of this be? What related resources have you seen?

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