I came up with this idea while I was walking to work one day. I was tired and half asleep, and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if I could just take a nap here?” Then I said, “Hey, may be if we have a place for people to take a nap in the middle of the day, it would be great!”
In some countries, companies have what they call a power nap. Employees can nap for around fifteen minutes during lunch break and the nap helps them refresh themselves. The nap time may be short but it is potent. Fifteen minutes can help go a long way.
In the city that never sleeps, New Yorkers are often derived of rest, which means people often has less sleep than necessary. Insufficient sleep causes fatigue, tiredness, hallucination, and increases chances of mistakes at work.
My idea is to create a comfortable environment with nap stations where people can lie down and take a nap. The napping stations will have a variety of “sleep” music and a “smart” alarm to wake the person. The “sleep” music will help relax the person’s mind and body, help remove the stress and ease the person to a soft gentle rest, and when the sleep time is over, the “smart” alarm will wake the person with small vibrations or soft music.
John is very tired at work and did not get enough sleep last night. During his lunch break, he walks over to City Naps and picks a Nap Station. He sets the alarm for fifteen minutes and lies down for a nap. The soft music helps him ease into his sleep. Fifteen minutes later, the alarm sounds gently and wakes him up. John feels recharged and returns back to work.
This business would require a lot of retail space and equipment. The price for each Nap Station use has to be priced low enough to attract customers.
I did a search on Google and saw that someone else has already implemented this business idea. It’s called MetroNaps (http://www.metronaps.com).