What if your office had mid-day nap stations?

With the increasing toll of work-related stress, more and more companies are waking up to embrace the concept of bringing home into the workplace. Google tops the list with on-site laundry, clinic and dental care, hair salon, 3 free meals a day and new T-shirts twice a week!! Please forgive me if I'm forgetting something here! But more and more offices are moving to no-cubicle designs, resembling kitchens and living rooms. There are media lounges, entertainment and game rooms, WII stations and now enters the Nap Station!!

Yes, a New-York based company called MetroNaps has invented the EnergyPod (photo courtesy of MetroNaps), a plush reclining chair that lulls users to sleep and can gently wake them up at pre-defined intervals using vibrations and lights!! Arshad Chowdhury, an investment analyst by profession, was struck by this brainwave when he saw a lot of his colleagues sneeking into the restrooms to take powernaps. And the benefits of powernaps are known to us all. 10 mins of stress-free sleep can re-energise and organize your thoughts, increasing the flow of creative juices and overall well-being.

EnergyPod is a classic design, resembling a dome-shaped egg-like cubicle that provides a perfect reclining postion, soothing music, sound-proof interior and gentle lighting-everything to make those 10 mins of sleep truly worth it. Check out the design here. Priced at around $12,000 it is proving to be an attractive investment for many companies like Proctor and Gamble and Cisco Systems.

So what are you waiitng for?? Ask your company to check this out today, or if you are an employer, maybe this might help increasing the well-being and productivity of your employee, huh?!!


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6 comments:

Preeti said...

Nap station with a massager, now that what I would like my office to have :D

david mcmahon said...

G'day Mansi,

Thanks for the visit and the comment. Glad you liked the post.

I've enjoyed this post of yours too - a good reminder that we should never be caught napping!

I'm going to add you to my blogroll - do let me know if that's okay with you.

Do keep in touch and buzz me if you ever any queries. Always happy to help.

Keep smiling

David

Pijush said...

Waoww, Interesting tool for relaxing. Wish my company will have it one day. Its Mid day and I am feeling slwwpy now .. Haaa

backpakker said...

Thats something most Indian companies should have ..a good excuse to catch a nap . great post ..

Pravin said...

Woo - I had a bed and a closet at my old workplace :D.

@backpacker - Lots of Indian companies have started offering such services at the workplace.

bindiya said...

would love to have one of these in my office, take all the stress away!