Stressed? Overworked? Don’t get enough shuteye on a regular basis? Well, you’re in for a real treat, my friend.
You’re also not alone – everyone’s tired, nowadays. Noticing that, a gym in the UK sensed a unique opportunity and opened up part of their gym for napping classes.
The gym now offers a class that is 15 minutes of stretching followed by a 45-minute nap in a room full of strangers.
The people behind “Napercise” say the classes will “reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie.”
It might sound ridiculous, but a recent study conducted at the Allegheny College in Pennsylvania showed that people who take a short nap in the middle of the day tend to handle stress better than those who don’t take a snooze. Another study from UC Berkeley suggests that an afternoon nap can increase the brain’s learning capacity. And another study suggests that sleeping in a cooler environment can activate metabolism-boosting “brown fat,” which actually helps burn calories.
We’ll have to wait and see if this trends catches on and we seeing napping gyms start to open here in the good ol’ USA…
h/t: Bored Panda
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