Take a Free Nap in a “Nap Pod” in Philly Next Week

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Photo courtesy Casper

UPDATE 9/25 at 8:20 a.m.: The Casper folks just shared the exact location of the pods with me. They’ll be posted up at 1950 Sansom Street — parked, I’m assuming, in that parking lot right across from Shake Shack. 


ORIGINAL: New York mattress maker Casper is right smack dab in the middle of a seven-city “nap tour,” whereby staffers are rolling into cities up and down the East Coast with mobile “nap pods” and encouraging residents to take midday naps. Next week, Philly’s getting a turn. 

The nap pod-equipped truck will be parked in Philly’s Rittenhouse neighborhood (exactly location TBA here) beginning next Friday, October 2nd at noon; it’ll remain here through Sunday the 4th. The pods feature Casper mattresses, where you’re encouraged to nod off for a midday pick-me-up.

I have no idea how long they’ll let you camp out in there, but aim to make it a 20 minute stay, if you can. That’s the precise amount of time the National Sleep Foundation recommends a nap should last in order to allow you to reap the nap’s full benefits: alertness, enhanced performance, improved mood. Just, er, make sure they change the sheets first.

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