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.
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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.