The Universe and Me

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sweet dreams are made of these

Places in Asia have sleep capsules for cheap overnight stays but China has tried capsule hotels so workers looking for a little snooze to revitalize themselves can use their phones to book time for an afternoon nap. Half an hour costs around $1 or $1.50. Each capsule, designed to resemble a space pod, has air conditioning/an electric fan, a reading light and disposable sheets and blankets. The pods are disinfected by ultraviolet light in between uses.

Lately they have shut down the capsule nap hotels due to concerns about them becoming shelters for criminals and the possibility of such confined spaces being a fire hazard. Adjustments, such as a smoke detector, are in the making so they can reopen before too long. It would sure be nice to have such a space where I work so I wasn't tempted to fall asleep on the couch in the break room after lunch!


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