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More companies encourage sleeping on the job

By Mason White 6:26 AM March 17, 2013
Female worker sleeping on the job 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) Would you love to work for a company that encourages sleeping on the job? Now you can.

A growing number of companies around the country, now encourage sleeping on the job because it is considered a good thing.

With more U.S. workers failing to get adequate sleep, companies like Nationwide Planning have created “nap rooms” for employees to catch some sleep in hopes of making them more productive at work.

Instead of having their employees snoring under their desks Nationwide Planning in New Jersey has a nap room with a recliner that allows one worker at a time to catch up on sleep. Other companies have bought the revolutionary “EnergyPods” made ​​by a company called MetroNaps. They are chairs specially designed for power naps in the workplace. The chairs are priced from $8,900 to $12,900.

The chairs have been used by companies in 20 countries on four continents, including Google and Procter & Gamble.
To allow the employee to stretch out and sleep, the EnergyPod background includes a component that makes it look like a sunbed and adjustable upper sheath that can block light. The EnergyPod can last 10 years before needing to be replaced, according to the company.

At Nationwide Planning, there is a nap room for the 20 office workers in New Jersey. “We call it the ‘rejuvenation center’ to give a more positive spin on it,” a company executive said. “People associate napping with laziness,” he added.
“After introducing the nap room we saw that our employees are much more productive and happier,” the executive said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view