NAP

TYPES

Napping is good!

It helps brain and body to reboot during the day.

Facts, Science and History of Naps

MICRO-NAP

Surprisingly effective at reducing sleepiness.

MINI-NAP

Increases alertness, stamina, learning and performance.

POWER NAP

Includes the benefits of the Micro and Mini. Resets the system to give a burst of alertness and increased motor performance. Boosts your memory, cognitive skills, creativity, and energy levels.

NAP

FACTOIDS

We were born to take naps whether we like it or not! Most mammals sleep for short periods of time all day long. Man concentrates his sleep over one extended time frame, but we are biologically programmed to take several beneficial breaks throughout the day.

Research on pilots shows that a 26 minute ‘Nasa’ in-flight nap (while the plane is manned by a co-pilot) enhances performance by 34% and overall alertness by 54%.

NBA, NHL, and even NFL players are known to be nappers.

A recent study shows that napping on a bed swinging slowly really helps us to fall asleep more quickly.

Siesta cultures have a lower rate of coronary heart disease (CHD). A 2007 study of 24,000 Greeks people showed that those who napped twice a week reduced their CHD by 12%. If they napped three times a week, it reduced their CHD by a whopping 37%.

BUSINESSES

THAT PROMOTE NAPPING

Nike workers have access to nap-friendly quiet rooms.

The most famous company embracing napping is Google.

Continental and British Airways allow pilots to sleep during long international flights while colleagues take over the controls of the airplane.

As we already know, many companies such as UBER actually endorse napping in the workplace.

NAP ZONE

1,508 adults were polled by the National Sleep Foundation. They found that 34% of respondents said their employers allow them to nap at work, and 16% said their employers also have designated napping areas.

USA $411 BILLION

IN LOST PRODUCTIVITY

A study found that lack of sleep costs the U.S. about $411 billion per year in lost productivity.

COFFE NAPS:

THE ULTIMATE POWER

Drinking coffee BEFORE a 20 minute nap is the best way to improve alertness.

  • Studies in Japan and Loughborough, England say coffee naps improve memory.
  • This is because caffeine binds to receptors normally filled by adenosine.
  • Adenosine is responsible for tiredness and slows nerve cell activity.
  • Sleeping naturally clears the adenosine molecule from the brain.
  • Caffeine takes 20 minutes to kick in, so a power nap just after drinking coffee can help keep people alert.

FAMOUS PEOPLE

WHO NAPPED

BILL CLINTON

When being President of the United States, napping helped him to cope with the high stress of office.

BRAHMS

Napped at the piano while he composed his famous lullaby.

NAPOLÉON

Napped between battles while sitting on his horse.

CHURCHILL

Maintained that he had to nap in order to cope with his wartime responsibilities.

MARGARET THATCHER

Napped in order to be at her best.

EINSTEIN

Napped frequently during the day to help him think more clearly.

O2CHAIR, THE BEST ASSISTANT

IN THE WORLD FOR NAPPING

To illustrate a 20 minute session with the O2CHAIR,
we sequenced the various steps:

  1. ZERO GRAVITY EXPERIENCE

    Bio mechanism, created by NASA, relaxes the spine, allowing you to breathe more deeply and more comfortably.

  2. TENSES AND RELEASES THE MUSCLES (OPTIONAL)

    Synchronized with the Inhale and Exhale audio guide.

  3. SWING MODE

    Synchronized with your breath. Increases blood flow, improves concentration ...

  4. BREATHING EXERCISES

    Relaxation. Reduction of stress. Releases melatonin (sleep hormone) ...

  5. LET IT GO

    First sleep phase, or light sleep, removes fatigue and gives you energy.

  6. OXYGENE BOOST

    Gives the necessary boost to make you feel better and start over again. You are immediately 100% focused and ready to go!

  7. HEATING (OPTIONAL)

    The heat provides a feeling of wellness and it also has a physiological action as it deeply relaxes the muscles.

  8. THE AUDIO TAPE

    Specifically designed to bring about sleep. The last part is more invigorating in order for you to wake up naturally.

O2CHAIR, THE BEST ASSISTANT

IN THE WORLD FOR NAPPING

To illustrate a 20 minute session with the O2CHAIR,
we sequenced the various steps:

  1. " 20 Min "

    ZERO GRAVITY EXPERIENCE

    Bio mechanism, created by NASA, relaxes the spine, allowing you to breathe more deeply and more comfortably.

  2. " 1.30 Min "

    TENSES AND RELEASES THE MUSCLES (OPTIONAL)

    Synchronized with the Inhale and Exhale audio guide.

  3. " 7 Min "

    SWING MODE

    Synchronized with your breath. Increases blood flow, improves concentration ...

  4. " 10 Min "

    BREATHING EXERCISES

    Relaxation. Reduction of stress. Releases melatonin (sleep hormone) ...

  5. " 8 Min "

    LET IT GO

    First sleep phase, or light sleep, removes fatigue and gives you energy.

  6. " 2 Min "

    OXYGENE BOOST

    Gives the necessary boost to make you feel better and start over again. You are immediately 100% focused and ready to go!

  7. (Option)

    HEATING (OPTIONAL)

    The heat provides a feeling of wellness and it also has a physiological action as it deeply relaxes the muscles.

  8. " 20 Min "

    THE AUDIO TAPE

    Specifically designed to bring about sleep. The last part is more invigorating in order for you to wake up naturally.