A Place to Snooze Between Meetings

By: Lauren Mineau

Picture this: You are on your fifth cup of coffee by noon, your eyes just can’t seem to stay open and your productivity is dwindling. The coffee’s not working, you’re getting frustrated and the only thing that would help is a quick cat nap.

It’s typically frowned upon to curl up under your desk for a snooze and most offices don’t have spaces for a siesta.

Casper Mattress has introduced a solution for New Yorkers with this issue, and it may become a quickly growing trend.

Earlier this month, they introduced The Dreamery. It’s a place where sleepy people visit and get some rest, in a private sleep space outfitted with, of course, a Casper mattress, pajamas, bedding, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a coffee and refreshment bar.

Source: Casper

The $25, 45-minute sessions can be booked ahead of time, or you can simply walk in. Each nook features auto-fading lights, a pendant light for reading, soundproof walls, and a bedside shelf with outlets.

The nooks also features lighting that gradually increases towards the end of one’s session and users can choose sleep-inducing audio to place to clear their headspace.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, a 20-30 minute nap can significantly improve mood, alertness and performance. Naps under an hour are most useful for improving these traits without interfering with nighttime sleep.

A NASA study on military pilots and astronauts found that a 40-minute nap improved their performance by 34 percent and alertness 100 percent, the NSF noted.

If you happen to be in the city that never sleeps, you can try to at 196 Mercer Street in Manhattan.