As a professional meeting planner, you know better than anyone how productive and educational a well-designed conference or tradeshow exhibition can be…But while meeting professionals typically obsess over every angle to ensure their event's success, most tend to overlook one obvious point: Event participants are tired. Read more here.
People are less productive and more prone to illness when they don’t get enough sleep. In other words, poor sleeping habits in employees are costly for employers. Research estimates that lost productivity due to poor sleep cost $3,156 per employee with insomnia and about $2,500 for those with less severe sleep issues. Read more on The Next Web.
"In Colorado, [Christopher] Lindholst says that Colorado State University and the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus are waking up to the benefits of sleep, as they incorporate EnergyPods in their health centers and libraries." Read more here.
Sleep expert Christopher Lindholst puts his success down to the fact that he frequently snoozes during the working day – and he’s not alone. His company MetroNaps builds and operates EnergyPods, the world’s first chairs designed specifically for napping in the workplace. Listen to the 6 minute podcast here.
MetroNaps CEO, Christopher Lindholst, lectured at Asklepios Campus Hamburg on "Tips, tricks and tools for creating a successful sleep regime for good health and good grades" where students "were rewarded not only with numerous well-known and less well-known hints for a healthy night sleep and an optimal sleep environment, but also with interesting results from sleep research." Read more here.
The staff at Trace Analytics, a compressed air testing laboratory in Austin, Texas, is in the throes of nap nirvana. Two EnergyPods from MetroNaps have just been delivered, and CEO David Snee has been watching a parade of employees try them out. In the three hours since installation, 18 out of 33 employees have visited the nap pods. Read more here.
"Working hard is not a bad thing. However, if you continuously sacrifice time with family, friends, and yourself for "getting one more thing done," you undermine your long-term effectiveness...A business owner with poor health is a risk to the company's longevity. On the flip side, a company culture that celebrates long work days tacitly approves of weakening employees' health and limiting their performance."
Read more on Inc.com.
"Napping at work is officially a good idea. Generally napping on the job has been frowned upon in most workplaces, but the tides are beginning to turn on this topic, thanks to the introduction of EnergyPods, a pod designed to be used for naps at work."
Read more on Forbes.com.
"Napping on the job used to be a great way to get fired, but some companies are beginning to break the stigma with a nap-positive culture. Here are some ways to implement it in your office."
"MetroNaps EnergyPods, which have a "futuristic appeal," include a 20-minute timer, a privacy visor, storage space, a light mimicking sunrise at the end of the nap and a music feature, said Anthony Escalante, who created the proposal."
Read more at The Diamondback.
"Stress is something that most college students face. From tight deadlines to being homesick, juggling responsibilities and managing stress can be a handful. Colorado State University Health Network is putting effort into helping students learn how to manage stress."
Read the full article at The Rocky Mountain Collegian.