The National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index cites that Americans sleep an average of 7 hours, 36 minutes each night, with a typical start to the weekday around 6:38 a.m. While that’s within recommended number of hours per night, one-third report their sleep quality as fair or poor. Fellow Americans, we are tired.
Enter Recharj, a Washington, D.C.-based “sanctuary from the stress and constant noise of the outside world,” according to the Washington Post, where you can book an individual sleep pod – what Recharj calls a “cocoon” – for your 20-minute power nap. Want to relax but not snooze? Enjoy a 20-minute meditation class instead, and don’t forget to network as you recharge with complimentary tea and water.
Powernaps has emerged as a leader in “in-house managed napping solutions” to big corporate names like Nike, Google, Deloitte and more, consulting with the nation’s top sleep therapists to develop power napping strategies and equipment. Whether they bring a pod to you, or you stop by one of their studios strategically located in metro areas, the company says “power napping not only makes your employees smile, it will make them 42% more productive.”
Employees – particularly millennials who demand a work-life balance – are looking for employers with well-rounded wellness programs, and companies are responding with amenities that meet the expectation and allow them to stand apart as productivity-centered, progressive workplaces.
Inc.com says around 6 percent of employers offer on-site napping facilities, citing these well-known, successful companies who make naps part of their company culture: Google, Zappos, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ben & Jerry’s.
You’ve heard of shared workspaces and even co-working centers with built-in childcare, so are businesses – and buildings – where “co-napping” is the name of the game the next big trend? Sound off in the comments and tell Market Share readers your thoughts.
Photo provided by Recharj.
Kathryn Hamilton, CAE, is Vice President for Marketing and Communications at NAIOP Corporate.