The Snooze


“Against the office walls sit eight white fiberglass pods, looking for all the world like giant cue balls lined up just so. Tiny speakers on the floor play the constant drone of white noise. Welcome to MetroNaps, the Midtown home of the midday nap. For $14, worker bees fighting the early-afternoon drowsies can buy 20 minutes of solitude. (Longer than that, the company says, will leave you feeling groggy.)

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, I visited MetroNaps to try and answer the question: In the city that never sleeps, who pays for a nap?”

Frontiers of Free Enterprise: The Snooze
New York Times
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