Recently a French furniture company, Smarin, set up a pop-up “nap bar” in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The space was complete with luxury lounge chairs, calming music, herbal tea, and plush pillows. Best of all, residents could enjoy a daily snooze free of charge.
According to the Nation Sleep Foundation, half of Americans site lack of sleep as something that affects their daily activities. Studies have shown that employees who are able to nap during the day have increased productivity and focus. Not to mention, having a little extra sleep makes for a healthier, happier person.
Could permanent nap bars be popular in cities across the world sometime in the near future? Some big name companies, like Google, Zappos, and Ben & Jerry’s, have already implemented napping spaces for employees. Nap bars could allow more people to enjoy a catnap on their lunch break perhaps.