The city of New York never sleeps, but those who have to commute long distances, and spend their time fighting competition to hold on to their jobs have little time for sleep. They need to unwind and recharge their batteries and try to take a quick nap during office hours. In order to cater to this emerging brand of clientele, there are pay-and-sleep options on offer.

Daily Mail UK reports that a company has begun such a service. It started in a building near Penn Station and offers wooden sleep cabins. For a nominal sum of $12, one can buy half an hour of sleep either during the day or during the night.

It has potential

New York City is always bustling with life and it's really difficult to find peace and quiet. Therefore, options like pay-and-sleep will find takers. Stacy Veloric, the company's marketing director, explains that the intention is to accommodate the exhausted New Yorkers. There is a growing demand for this service. It had opened with seven cabins and has already added another 22. It is toying with an idea to have hammocks on the roof. The charges will be $15 for half an hour.

Sleep is important and lack of it can lead to health issues apart from low productivity and poor concentration. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of Americans do not get the required quota of sleep.

A state-wide survey for Siena College has revealed that very few New Yorkers are lucky to get eight or more hours of sleep. Obviously, a person who does not get an adequate quota of sleep will become a liability.

Sleep helps to re-energize

The human body is a machine and like any other machine, it needs rest. A study carried out in 2016 by Rand Corporation has revealed that lack of sleep costs the US economy more than $400 billion and the equivalent of more than 1.2 million working days every year.

That is something one cannot ignore.

Lack of sleep should not be confused with the inability to sleep or insomnia. Those who suffer from this are advised to count sheep and if it is serious then they have to go in for sleeping pills. However, if the lack of sleep is because of the demands of the fast city life, people will have to find a way out on their own.

In the opinion of experts, napping can help to boost productivity, and creativity and also can rejuvenate a person. New York City is setting a trend through the pay-and-sleep concept. If it catches on, it could spread its wings and outlets could come up in localities where there is a concentration of offices. That way, those who want a short duration shut-eye can select an outlet near the office. In fact, the concept could spread to other cities.