2:30 p.m. The after-lunch drowsiness is getting the better of you. Your eyelids are heavy and begging you to get some sleep. The question: where can you find a peaceful spot to snooze? The answer: the nap bar. The first ever nap bar was created in Paris in 2011.
A young couple opened a tiny Parisian cocoon where you can indulge in a delicious nap. Walk in with your fatigue and leave it there in a massage bed of jade stones or in a zero gravity chair. Cradled by soft music and subdued light, you’ll feel your daily worries evaporate. In certain Asian countries, the siesta is mandatory. It helps us recuperate our physical and intellectual energy. Rolling jade stone shiatsu massage beds and anti-gravity chairs in dimly lit curtained chambers welcome the weary, while headphones playing soft music completely block the outside world. Manicures, pedicures and head and foot massages are also available.
For tourists, this is better than a cafe, where they are often uncomfortable, badly seated, and unable to rest.
Likewise there are siesta bars in Brussels and an all women only nap bar in Tokyo.
Currently, from March 9—31 of 2016, French design house Smarin will host an installation in Design Days Dubai that features a designated space for visitors to snooze. The Nap Bar features a special nap pillow, poncho, original lullaby, special herb tea and essential oils to create the ultimate relaxing experience for dozing off.
The space is actually made up of various pieces and collections from Smarin. For starters, visitors can lie down on a dune, a lounge chair “made out of foam of different densities for perfect support” as described in a press release. The chair encourages visitors to “read, sit and dream.”
This will be a dream come true for ambitious tourists and travelling company associates. Rather than spending time stuck in a bar or a coffee shop this will be a dream stop for bustling people who are always on their feet. Much needed stop to catch some rejuvenating zzzz’s.
While doing my reading up on these nap bars I came across these fantastic personal nap pods and I wanted to share them with you to showcase how creative people are. Creativity knows no bounds and nothing like an aesthetically beautiful space for nap time.