If only Nicholas Ronco had been around then.
Ronco is the entrepreneur behind a New York business called Yelo. Located in midtown Manhattan, it’s a “wellness center” where frazzled people can restore their faculties. It offers reflexology, aromatherapy and so on. But the real attraction: it’s a great place to take a nap.
You rent a soundproof YeloCab “treatment cabin” for 20 minutes ($15) to 40 minutes ($28). You lie down in your reclining leather YeloChair, close your eyes and wake up refreshed when the lights simulate sunrise.
Yelo can’t guarantee you’ll fall asleep. But Ronco has gone to great lengths to help customers relax. There’s a high-tech audio system with music and environmental sounds, purified air, 500-threadcount sheets and cashmere blankets.
It all sounds pretty tempting. But here in our home office we’ve got an even better sleep system. It’s called the couch.
Just push the newspapers onto the floor and you’re good to go.