A Pay Scale news report examines the introduction of sleep pods by employers to improve health and employee productivity.
Enter the sleep (or “nap”) pod. A unique approaches being implemented by companies ranging from Google to NASA, The Jetsons-like devices popping up in workplaces around the country are essentially sleek, shiny, capsule-looking chairs that function as a personal mobile bedroom in the middle of the office for lagging employees who’d prefer a short snooze to a bad cup of cafeteria coffee.By setting a 20-minute timer inside one of the futuristic pods, which often block out noise and light by way of a hooded dome, you can have the very definition of a power nap right in the middle of your work day. The ultimate goal? To use naps to increase productivity and (and presumably improve overall health) among workers.