View Full Version : MetroNaps (a 20-minute nap)

July 13th, 2004, 07:21 PM
Ha!..This is one is the real winner... :P


Originally Published on July 9, 2004

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but one small company is looking to change that.

High above the bustling streets, honking taxicabs and crowded sidewalks, on the 24th floor of the Empire State Building, is MetroNaps, a month-old company offering the Big Apple version of the Spanish siesta: a 20-minute nap.

Stressed-out customers arrive in a quiet, darkened room filled with futuristic chairs, or "napping pods," where they pay $14 for a short snooze.

"MetroNaps is a place where busy New Yorkers get power naps in New York City," says co-founder Arshad Chowdhury.

White-noise machines block out whispered conversation at the front desk. Sleepers stretch out in the reclining seats, which resemble plush dentists' chairs, with blankets covering their legs and music piped into headphones.

After 20 minutes, the sleeping pod wakes up the customer with a combination of vibrations and light.

Chowdhury said nappers are encouraged to sleep just 20 minutes because a longer session tends to leave them more groggy than refreshed. Reuters

Copyright 2004 NYP Holdings, Inc.

July 13th, 2004, 07:26 PM
Didn't NyGuy post a similar article recently?