Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod
A high school in New Mexico is experimenting with nap pods — womb-like retreats where frazzled students can rest. Research suggests it leads to calmer, less anxious teens who do better in school.
There was a time when sleeping on the job was a major no-no. These days, however, the benefits of the ‘power nap’ on productivity is widely recognised and more and more companies are encouraging workers to take 40 winks.
MetroNaps is at the National Business Group on Health's annual meeting in Washington DC this week September 14 - 16th, 2016. This year's theme: The Well-Being and Productivity Proposition.
From September issue of L’Officiel Singapore:
Sleeping on the job is no longer for slackers – studies have shown that power naps can actually enhance employee productivity. Embracing the bene ts of a quick snooze are corporations like Google London, software company SAP Asia, and media agency Mediacom Singapore, which have installed EnergyPod napping chairs from Metronaps on their premises to rev up tired bodies and help employees boost alertness and productivity.
“We realize we spend a lot of time testing our children, and we believe they deserve an outlet to think about things away from testing and even school in general to keep the balance,” he said.
He said the state PTA even passed a resolution to bring attention to students’ need to get a full night of sleep, and hopes that this may eventually lead to later starting times for high school students.
At UM, there are already efforts to help students get as much sleep as they can.