Paying to snooze

Above: Golden Village in Suntec City charges customers $10 to snooze for 90 minutes in a Gold Class recliner. Left: Fitness chain Virgin Active has five sleep pods in its two flagship outlets available for members to book in blocks of 20 minutes. Yun
Golden Village in Suntec City charges customers $10 to snooze for 90 minutes in a Gold Class recliner.PHOTO: ST FILE
Above: Golden Village in Suntec City charges customers $10 to snooze for 90 minutes in a Gold Class recliner. Left: Fitness chain Virgin Active has five sleep pods in its two flagship outlets available for members to book in blocks of 20 minutes. Yun
Yunomori Onsen and Spa in Kallang Wave Mall has 26 sofa beds in its resting area, where customers are welcome to lounge and take a nap after soaking in the onsen.PHOTO: YUNOMORI ONSEN & SPA
Above: Golden Village in Suntec City charges customers $10 to snooze for 90 minutes in a Gold Class recliner. Left: Fitness chain Virgin Active has five sleep pods in its two flagship outlets available for members to book in blocks of 20 minutes. Yun
Fitness chain Virgin Active has five sleep pods in its two flagship outlets available for members to book in blocks of 20 minutes.PHOTO: VIRGIN ACTIVE

Whether it is a sleep pod in a gym or a seat in a cinema, exhausted office folk and travellers are forking out cash to have a place to nap away from home

A recent study has found that Singaporeans are catching less sleep every night - about 40 minutes to an hour less each night - compared with those living in Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

Later bedtimes, in part due to longer working hours, are the main culprit for Singaporeans losing out on shuteye.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2018, with the headline 'Paying to snooze'. Print Edition | Subscribe