The Beauty of the Power Nap

March 15, 2013

This morning on the TODAY Show they had a segment on the power of the Power Nap.  I have a friend who, for years, has insisted she needed to nap in order to function.  What??  I admit,  I have unabashedly teased her for it.  Girlfriend, you know who you are and I am sorry.

According to a recent study 43% of Americans feel like they don’t get enough sleep.  Some suggest that by taking a 15-30 minute doze you will be more creative, less stressed and refreshed.  Really?  I’m not convinced, but I am willing to try it.

Since it’s all about the environment at Barbour Spangle it got us thinking….where do you take a nap at work?  I certainly can’t do it at my desk.  The question becomes, is it a room or a product?  Call it what you like:  Nap Room, Quiet Zone or Rejuvination Center – the purpose is to create a space that is quiet,cool,  dark and perfect for some Zzzzzz’s.  This could be as simple as taking a small room and painting it a darker color and outfitting it with a comfy chair.  Sounds nice but I did some digging around to see what else is out there other than good-old-dad’s La-Z-Boy recliner.

I can’t decide if this looks like napping or riding a bike?  This power pod designed by Frank Ehners is called el Zulo.

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This feels a bit more spa-like with it’s integrated lighting and music.  Designed by Alberto Frias it looks like something out of Star Wars!  Princess Leia, is that you?image_title_twvovSpeaking of Princess Leia, what about StormTroopers….?  Darth must be missing his army.   Metronaps EnergyPods

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Easter is right around the corner, wonder if the Easter Bunny takes his naps here?  The Ovei pod by Lee McCormack.  ovei_pod_image_title_1qpxv

Go ahead, you know you want to.  Take that power nap and let me know how it works for you.

xo Christi

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