Tired at work? Try out this new nap pod lounge

When you work in an office that may be an impossibility. Enter the rise of the nap pod service for employees seeking a relaxing break from office drudgery.

As the afternoon drags on, you may want to disappear from the world a little while and take a nap to recharge and refresh yourself. When you work in an office that may be an impossibility. Enter the rise of the nap pod service for employees seeking a relaxing break from office drudgery.

For $25 you can nap for 45 minutes in New York City

Casper, the company that brought you a mattress in a box, has just opened a nap destination spot in New York City on Wednesday called The Dreamery that promises to give you a place to “rest and recharge.”

For $25, customers can book a 45-minute nap where they can sleep on a Casper mattress in a room that has sound absorption and ventilation for air flow. Pajamas, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and complimentary beverages are also provided to help customers get into sleep mode.

What makes a good nap?

This is not the only service offering a place to nap for a price. At Nap York, you can book a nap pod at any time — day or night — in midtown Manhattan to nap in for $10. There, the minimum nap time is 30 minutes.

Deciding how long you want to nap depends on what you want to get out of it. A 20-minute snooze is enough to boost alertness and concentration, and improve your mood. But if you want to improve your memory recall, try and take a longer nap. One study found that an hourlong afternoon siesta after lunch improved 3,000 elderly people’s ability to recall tasks.

Whatever your nap needs, recognize that naps are a remediation effort to living in a tired world. Sometimes, working towards not needing to nap all the time during work hours is the better long-term goal. “If your employees were not exhausted, they would not need to take a nap,” organizational behavior professor Jeffrey Pfeffer has said.

Monica Torres|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at mtorres@theladders.com.