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Workplace napping hits the mainstream

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A MetroNaps EnergyPod as it would be set up on a college campus. Pods are already installed at Carnegie Mellon University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. (Photo courtesy of MetroNaps)


A YeloCab sleep room at Yelo in Midtown Manhattan. (Photo courtesy of Yelo)


A Yelo zero-gravity chair reclines to raise the feet above the heart, decreasing blood flow and heart rate to create a feeling of weightlessness. (Photo courtesy of Yelo)


The EnergyPod from MetroNaps is compact and offers a dignified and private way to nap at the office, hospital, university or spa. (Photo courtesy of MetroNaps)


A MetroNaps EnergyPod as it would be set up in an office. Pods have already been ordered by Cisco, Google, and Procter and Gamble. (Photo courtesy of MetroNaps)

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Sleeping on the job has never been regarded as a very productive work habit, but new research suggests that a daytime catnap might be just what workers need to improve their output. Companies like Google, Pizza Hut and Nike have instituted pro-nap policies, and the national holiday called Sleep at Work Day (March 10th this year) encourage dialogue about the issue.