Pod Beds: Futuristic Sleepers for On-the-Job Napping


Like something from a 1920s science fiction short story, these sleeper pods are as futuristic as they come – and they should be at thousands of dollars a piece. Touted as the ultimate at-home-or-at-work nap solution, these might seem gimmicky but they also look very comfortable – not to mention space-saving.


These pods play on the fact that a bed at work is unthinkable but sleeping on a couch is not terribly comfortable – they fill a kind of social/technological void for “fatigue management solutions” in what, in reality, is a common practice: sleeping at work either for short periods or during long-haul overnight work shifts.


Whether or not these sleep hubs will make their way to the mainstream or remain luxury items for CEOs with too much money to spend remains to be seen. They are certainly conceptually intriguing but might turn out to be more hype than a real way to get a power-nap on the job.


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