'Bern needs nap cabs for daytime dozers'
Lyssandra Sears · 15 Mar 2012, 11:28
Published: 15 Mar 2012 12:31 GMT+01:00
Updated: 15 Mar 2012 11:28 GMT+01:00
Bern City councillor and member of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, Rithy Chheng, has proposed the introduction in the capital city of so-called ‘Nap Cabs’, online new website 20 Minutes reported.
These are small four-metre square cabins equipped with a bed, table and mirror, where tired workers could find rest throughout the day. The cabins can already be found at German airports, as well as across Japan.
Chheng envisages installing the cabins in company basements as well as in recreation areas, and even contemplates setting some up in public spaces such as train stations.
“This would be an appropriate tool to prevent disease and stress,” Chheng said.
It seems that there may be some demand for the project, judging from the take-up of the lunchtime snooze facilities already available for 15 francs ($16) at the Best Western Hotel Bären.
“We have between two and five snooze-guests a day with us,” hotel president Beatrice Imboden told the website.