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Company creates napping pods for tired workers

Owner plans to expand around country
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Posted at 8:06 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 11:38:23-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego company has a solution for tired employees or students -- they've created "napping pods" which can be rented by the hour.

"It's a place to go, escape from a hectic environment and recharge," said Hohm CEO Nikolas Woods.

The pods are small, just 43.5 square feet each. They include a fully-furnished twin-size bed, mirror, charging stations, fan, lights and light and noise dampening curtains.

"Every piece was put together to create the most comfort," said Woods.

Right now, Woods has just three pods in service, all on the University of Arizona campus. He hopes to expand to more college campuses around the country.

He's also trying to get large corporations to buy some for their employees, and he's trying to get some places in major airports as well.

"A lot of employees could use a break," Woods said. "Wouldn't it be better to go somewhere and recharge, get your productivity level up?"

People can find and book the pods through the Hohm website. It costs around $12 per hour, with a 30 minute minimum and 4 hour max.

Woods hopes to launch an app this spring to make booking even easier.

He said each installation will have an attendant nearby to help people check in, clean the pods and enforce a strict one-person-per-pod rule.