If you’ve ever fancied taking a snooze during your work day, “nap pods” may be your lucky ticket to paradise.
Laura Aussenberg sure thinks so. With her busy advertising sales job, Aussenberg told WCBS-TV she often doesn’t get enough sleep at night.
“Like, napping is kind of my thing,” she told the station. “So, I can appreciate a good nap, like, every day.”
Which is why she loves Nap York — a 24-hour club in midtown Manhattan.
It offers quite the list of amenities, WCBS noted.
There’s a healthy café:
A yoga studio:
And, of course, nap pods:
Nap York features two types of nap pods, the station said. There are “business class” pods stacked up and in rows, dormitory style:
And then there are “first-class” pods for more space — and for $12 every 30 minutes, WCBS reported. But customers can stay as long as they desire, the station added.
The pods feature phone chargers as well as twinkling lights to offer a starry night sky effect, the station said.
“We wanted to create a place where New Yorkers could come and relax and get out of the hustle and bustle of crazy New York City,” Stacy Veloric, Nap York’s director of marketing, told WCBS.
More from the station:
Research shows napping can improve health and make us more productive. That’s why some employers have purchased these MetroNap pods so workers can sleep on the job. Companies using them including Google, the Huffington Post, Zappos, and JetBlue.
“Napping is so important,” Veloric added to WCBS. “You know, coffee is just a quick fix. Once the caffeine wears off, you’re still tired. Taking a nap, you can actually recharge yourself, and you’re rebooted.”
Aussenberg couldn’t agree more, telling the station that renting nap pods is a good financial choice.
“Definitely worth it,” she told WCBS. “A thousand percent worth it.”
The station said New York isn’t the sole purveyor of nap pods, noting that spas across the country are featuring nap rooms.
And last year some New Mexico high schools tried out “sleep pods” to give tired students the chance to take 20-minute naps between classes.