Nap pods at work

35.2% of adults in the US say they get less than seven hours of sleep per night -which is defined as a short sleep duration by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The consequences of sleep deprivation can be harmful both for employees and employers. Through lower productivity and higher absence caused by fatigue, sleep-deprived workers cost the American economy as much as $411 billion per year, roughly 2.28% of the country’s GDP.

In 2019, representatives from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), CDC, and Sleep Research Society (SRS) published a review with a series of guidelines and resources to help organizations support the sleep and recovery of their staff. 

Among the recommendations given by the AASM and associates, short naps and adjustments to work environments have been advocated to mitigate the risks of sleep deprivation and improve the overall wellbeing of employees. This white paper investigates the effects of rest solutions such as nap pods in corporate settings.