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Hotel launches 'napping' service
Abode Hotel
The Bath Street hotel launched a napping service for passing workers
Workers can enjoy a lunchtime snooze in a city centre hotel after the launch of an unusual 'power napping' service.

ABode on Glasgow's Bath Street has launched the nap service for either a half or a full hour.

Guests pay 40 for their napping session which includes a light lunch and a smoothie.

A power nap (or a catnap) is a short sleep, usually 15 to 20 minutes. The term is thought to have been first coined by psychologist James Maas.

Declan Kelly, general manger of ABode Glasgow, said: "Glasgow is renowned for being a city that's always on the go.

"Power napping is perfect for such a busy city, as no-one wants to miss out or even think they might be missing out on anything.

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"It means people can recharge their batteries and keep going at full pace day and night."

There have been many famous power nappers throughout history including John F Kennedy, who trained himself to take five to 10 minute naps throughout his day.

Einstein, Churchill, Leonardo da Vinci and Bill Clinton were also reported to have taken 'power naps'.




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