Sleep Pod

Cells located in the hypothalamus of the brain are responsible for the circadian rhythms in our bodies, including the regulation of body temperature, blood pressure and our sleep cycle. Although our sleep patterns are usually divided between day and night, there are lulls in the rhythms which bring on phases of tiredness, commonly known as the afternoon slump. A 2010 Harvard Medical School study found that short naps, of anything between six and thirty minutes, can dramatically improve memory, learning and creative thinking. Research by Steelcase and IPSOS found that 91% of workers surveyed wanted spaces to re-energise, yet 51% lacked such spaces in the work place. With napping becoming an increasingly accepted and encouraged work practice, companies such as Google and Facebook are incorporating nap pods like these into their offices. It is not just innovation-driven tech companies who acknowledge the benefits of napping for productivity – Winston Churchill, Leonardo Da Vinci and Napoleon all famously used this daily reset to their advantage. But don’t take their word for it, try it out for yourself…

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