Dubai’s Nap Bar to Catch Some ZZZ’s on the Go

Now this bar is something different. You don’t got there to drink and socialize but rather to nap. Now this is our kind of happy hour. Smarin, a France-based furniture studio, created a popup “nap bar” in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates last month as a way for residents to snag some rest for an hour or two during the day.

The nap bar visitors were encouraged to recharge in a transformed warehouse — for free, by the way — by ditching their devices and closing their eyes. The company equipped the dreamy space with their specially-designed lounge chairs, soft lighting and music, herbal tea and luxury pillows.

Stphanie Marin/smarin

The company is just one of many who recognizes the benefits of a good snooze on a large scale. Research shows logging a few Zs in the middle of the workday is a performance enhancer. Naps can help increase alertness and boost employee productivity. Not to mention the fact that people who are well-rested are better able to regulate their emotions, make healthier choices and are at a lower risk for disease.

Stphanie Marin/smarin

While the location was only open for a limited time, it makes us hopeful that other areas across the world — and here at home — will continue to find innovative ways to prioritize a little rest during the day. A nap bar is certainly a creative way to start. And quite honestly, we’d take this kind of bar over a regular bar any day.

Article Source: Huffington Post