Catching 45winks

Tired of feeling sleepy at midday? You’re not alone – we feel you.

Many people tend to feel a wave of sleepiness in the mid-afternoon, with the experiences ranging from finding it hard to concentrate in the afternoon to feeling a drop in energy level. That’s normal. The effects are easier felt if one did not get enough sleep the night before, or if one had a heavy lunch.

Admit it – that’s when you think it will be great to have a comfy bed to lie on, even if just to sneak away from work a little bit and get a short nap for that much needed rejuvenation. Here’s the deal: naps actually help, and research has proven that naps of 20 to 45 minutes helps increase alertness, improve cognitive memory processing, and boost emotional and procedural memory to aid creativity. A nap of that duration are short enough to fit into a workday, but still is effective to provide all the positive effects of being more alert with better concentration and overall, a great mood.

No more than 45 minutes though, as sleeping more than that may cause sleep inertia as your body enters into the deeper stages of the sleep cycle. This means you may wake up feeling more tired and groggy.

Cue the new Simmons Gallery at Capitol Singapore. The store is especially unique as it introduces a first-in-the-industry concept – 45winks by Simmons, a service which aims to provide sleep-deprived professionals an option to enjoy a comfy 45 minute, hotel-quality sleep experience in the comfort of their private suite. The idea came about with the realisation that PMEBs (Professionals, Managers, Executives and Businessmen) in Singapore are generally not getting the ideal 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Thus, 45winks is introduced to offer guests 45 minutes of uninterrupted rest, for the perfect power nap to recharge and spring back into action.

Each suite features mattresses with different firmness feel – firm, medium, plush – and have mood lights which can be adjusted to suit each guest’s preference to help them fall asleep. With each of the rooms aptly called WOW, LIT and OMG, the aim is to provide guests with an unforgettable hotel-sleep experience (likened to a staycation), at a fraction of the price. To enhance the entire experience, guests are also treated to amenities such as luxurious pillows, bed sheets, pyjamas and assorted sleep aids. After a well-rested 45 minutes, guests will wake up feeling refreshed and energised.

Located in the heart of the city, this would not only be ideal for the urban dwellers, but also perfect for those who constantly crave for ‘five more minutes’ of sleep. You can pre-book the session via the 45winks site or call (65) 6385 3966 to experience the mattresses and the benefits of a power nap.

Now, what’s to stop you from catching 45winks?