If you just yawned, or are yawning right now because you saw the word “yawn,” then keep on reading. That is, if you can keep your eyes open.
When you don’t get a decent, uninterrupted night’s sleep because of stress from work, relationships, financial issues, babies needing to be fed or changed, kids having nightmares or even just because you used the bathroom during the night, the morning after can be quite a challenge to push through. So rather than taking sleeping pills that’ll knock you out all night, or running a marathon to ensure several hours of uninterrupted rest, a gym in the U.K. has the answer for those who badly need a quality snooze: napping classes.
David Lloyd Clubs in the U.K. has created a “napercise” class, where members can sleep it up instead of sweating it out.
“The frantic nature of modern life means that few of us seem to get enough sleep, and if you’re a parent, a good night’s rest becomes even more of a luxury,” reads the website. “So [we’ve] created a new group class — napping classes for exhausted mums and dads to help boost their mental and physical well-being.”
According to the video, it starts off with 15 minutes of stretching, followed by a 45-minute nap session in a room set to an “ideal temperature.” Each person receives a bed, blanket and eye mask, all in an effort to “reinvigorate the mind, improve moods and even burn the odd calorie.” In other words, you can still say you did a class at the gym and feel more relaxed without getting terribly sweaty.
Although napercise is only offered in the U.K. at the moment, gyms everywhere might want to follow suit, because having a moment of peace is so, incredibly priceless.
And sure, spending money to attend napping classes for adults might seem somewhat laughable, but quite a few studies align napping with lowering stress levels and improving memory. So get your nap on.