Do you need to take a break and grab some ZZZs but your home is too far away? These locations are accessible and rest-friendly.
It is the day after a long sleepless night, the fifth coffee is insufficient and you are desperately looking for places to nap and rest, even if only for a few minutes. A chair or a bench could work, but the city is full of locations that provide a rest almost as comfy as the one you would get by lying in your bed. And in plain sight.
Places to nap in the city – and not be noticed
The movie theater
Dim light, comfortable seats and absolute silence: cinemas are a nap paradise. If you are falling asleep and you have one nearby, do not hesitate, invest the money of one ticket in a repairing and quiet rest. However, you will have to choose a film that doesn't seem too strident – even better if it's in a language you don't understand. After an hour and a half you'll be out of there like a new person. Disclaimer: this option is not suitable for snorers.
Cool and modern libraries are filled with soft sofas and hidden corners where you can read without being disturbed. Simply replace the books with a sleeping mask so the light doesn't bother you. It's not a place for long naps – people usually don’t spend too much time reading–, but is enough to recharge the batteries quickly.
The furniture store
After hotels, they are the closest place to your home without really being your home. Complete bedrooms with king-sized beds fully equipped with the most comfortable sheets and blankets, massive sofas, sturdy armchairs. Wait a minute. Although it looks like a house, it is not a house, so always behave properly: this is only for power naps.
If the day is sunny and the temperature is pleasant, direct your sleeping steps to the nearest park, look for a shady tree and just lie on the ground. Again, sleeping mask can help you achieve total darkness and promote sleep. Humankind has slept on the ground for years, so you can too.
The nap bar
One of the best inventions for sleepyheads. Despite its name, do not expect to find any food and drink here. Instead there are beds in single or shared rooms, and slots can be booked from minutes to hours – the staff wakes you up when the time comes. Ideal for those freelance workers who spend the day touring the city between stressful meetings.
Places to nap in public – when there’s no other option
The work’s desk
Sometimes working days can be exhausting, and there's nothing like being well rested for maximum performance. It’s better napping than drinks gallons of coffee, so clear your desk, protect yourself from light and noise and forget about emails and calls for a minute.
Commuting early in the morning can cause you to have the urge to finish that wonderful dream you left halfway in bed – especially if the trips are very long. You're not alone. Taking a nap on the subway is more than socially accepted, but you have to get a good seat, preferably at one end of the car.
People in suits or wearing flip flops, whole families... In airports you can see almost everyone sleeping, either sitting on a chair or even lying on the floor, so it's totally ok if you want to do the same. Terminals are usually a little more comfortable than airplanes so take advantage of the moment.
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