Why are Nap Rooms Important at Work?
YOU MIGHT BE FAMILIAR WITH THIS FEELING: HEADACHES AND HAZINESS, THE WEARINESS OF YOUR BODY, THE LACK OF CONCENTRATION, ALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY'S WORK. THERE'S A BUNCH OF EMAILS WAITING FOR YOUR REPLIES, YOU STILL HAVE SOME PROJECTS WAITING TO BE FINISHED, BUT NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU SIP ON YOUR COFFEE, YOU STILL WON'T GET THE SAME ENERGY BACK.
No, this is not a syndrome; this is you, feeling sleepy, as your body demands a few moments of snoozing to bring it back to its working condition. With productivity and health at stake, there's no reason why you shouldn't give in. The National Sleep Foundation has revealed that insufficient sleep affects a person's daily activity and in return, hurting their company's revenues. Sleep.org reveals the numbers: 29% of workers report falling asleep at work, and the lack of sleep costs the US $63 billion dollars lost in employee productivity.
One way to avoid sleep-related health problems is to get a proper amount of slumber every night – about seven to nine hours, expert says. Another alternative, however, is to take a nap during the day. Yes, in the middle of work.
Studies have shown that naps boost our immune system, lower our blood pressure, increase our ability to learn, improve our memory and performance of complex tasks,” Arianna discloses. “What workplace wouldn’t want a free way to do all that? Plus, nap rooms and nap pods are also a signal to employees that this is a workplace that prioritizes well-being instead of burnout.”
Here's a design cabin from our workspace which also houses a small mezzanine area which is created to have afternoon naps and for resting during long working hours.