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How To Sleep Soundly In Office with EnergyPod?

September 5th, 2007 · 3 Comments ·
 
 

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Getting enough quality sleep is important. If you have an exciting night life, then a daytime nap may be good for you. However, given a choice, a better solution is to go to bed earlier. If you want to take any nap, limit your time to 20 or 30 minutes. Any longer period, you will probably wake up feeling groggy instead of alert.

Say, going to bed earlier at night is never an option for you, have you ever thought of taking a nap in the office, after your (heavy) lunch?

Now, MetroNaps, a company based in New York, is offering tiny sleep pods for rental in cities located across the world. In fact, MetroNaps, the name itself is self-explanatory description of what they do. The futuristic looking sleeping pod is known as EnergyPod. This bed is sold at the hefty price of US$8,000 (about RM27,200). The company promises to “improve employee morale while boosting the bottom line” by encouraging powernapping at work with its cool machine.

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Instead of selling it to household, MetroNaps is marketing this “napping bed” to offices. After all, why we need EnergyPod when we can have beds at home? With EnergyPod, employees can now take nap (hopefully, after being approved by the bosses) while on the job. But, what is so great about EnergyPod?

  • The dome, also known as a privacy shield, comes down in order to get a “room within a room” so you can take your mind out of the workplace. The Privacy visor keeps external sound out and internal ones in (to filter your snoring sound too).
  • After the pod comfortably reclines, the machine will play music to help you going to your dreamland.
  • Twenty minutes later, an acoustic alarm and gentle vibration will wake you up.

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Though cool looking, I think these sleeping pods are taking up a lot of space. Also, customers may be curious to ask, “What is that?” So, be ready to answer that question before you invite customers to your office. Personally, I will want to take a nap after lunch, but my company will not allow me to so in the office. However, sleeping at my own bed at my house is always better than doing it in the office. May be, other places like spa will be more suitable to have EnergyPod.

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If you really want to have EnergyPod in your office, in your next employee’s annual survey (if your company does that), suggest it. Some companies like Procter & Gamble (P&G) is kind enough to invest to get EnergyPod in their German headquarter. Google also has one in its Taiwan office. P&G and Google staffs are really lucky, aren’t they?

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3 responses so far ↓
  • Angie Tan // Sep 5, 2007 at 10:52 AM

    Wow… Wish our HR would take heed of our surveys…

    Anyway, knowing us M’sians, we may end up abusing such equipment in the office. :-S

  • sylvesteR // Sep 5, 2007 at 7:10 PM

    Uhm, I doubt any companies will actually adopt this idea and implement it, especially in Malaysia. What if your employees are those that doze off like there’s not going to be a tomorrow, not even the alarm or vibration could wake them up, the next thing they could expect is that they are fired for sleeping overtime, not working overtime lol.

  • Mark white head // Jun 17, 2009 at 5:49 AM

    theses units are awsome just what one needs at work to shake loss the cob webs

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