Who knew scientists, busy bees, and toddlers could agree on something? It’s the magic of sleep! Especially that golden afternoon nap. Whether you’re hustling through work, hitting the books, or just being an adorable toddler, a midday snooze can turn your day around, lifting your spirits and boosting your productivity. So why not give in and catch those Z’s at one of HotelsByDay nap hotels?

Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t manage to get the seven hours of sleep they need each night.

Our lives are filled with work, family obligations, and social activities. Given this, it’s no wonder we struggle to get enough rest. Yet, inadequate sleep is a costly issue, both for our health and the economy. So, finding a way to fit in a nap might just be the solution you need to feel better and work smarter.

Increased Concentration

nap hotels: lady taking a nap on a bed

Feeling sluggish after the time change in spring? A quick nap can help reset your internal clock. Losing an hour due to Daylight Saving Time can make mornings feel like a fog. That’s why there’s even National Napping Day to help you regain energy.

According to Sara Mednick, a researcher at UC San Diego, a mid-day nap can boost your day without ruining your night’s sleep. This is especially useful for those working through the afternoon, as it provides a quick way to refresh and refocus.

Taking a nap break during work doesn’t have to be complicated. HotelsByDay offers day hotel rooms and many with fantastic features like black-out curtains, double-pane windows, and super comfy beds.

These amenities create the perfect napping environment to help boost your short-term alertness and concentration.

So, next time you’re battling that post-lunch slump, consider a quick nap to get back on track!

Power Down To Power Up!

kitten taking a rest

In today’s fast-paced world, you’re always on the go, juggling work and personal life. Our brains, however, aren’t built for this constant hustle. They need breaks to recharge, and sleep is the ultimate way to get that rest.

Without enough sleep, your brain’s performance can drop. Studies show that lacking sleep can mess with your ability to think clearly. On the flip side, getting enough rest helps your mind stay sharp and creative, making it easier to learn new things and avoid burnout.

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your power nap:

  • Set an alarm for your power nap.
  • Nap early in the day to avoid disrupting your night sleep.

Taking a power nap can help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your day! For more specifics, check out these guides on power napping and how to power nap.

Melts Away the Pounds

Insufficient sleep can lead to weight gain. When you’re tired, your brain urges you to eat more. This happens because of two hormones: ghrelin, which makes you feel hungry, and leptin, which signals when you’re full. Lack of sleep boosts ghrelin and lowers leptin—bad news for weight control!

Being sleepy also saps your energy to exercise or even enjoy activities like walking the dog or playing with your kids. Additionally, sleep deprivation messes with your metabolism. According to the University of Chicago, it hampers insulin’s job of converting sugar and starches into energy, causing your body to store them as fat instead.

If you’re struggling to get enough rest at home, taking a nap could help energize your body and mind.

Improves Immune System

Not getting enough sleep can mess with your immune system. When you don’t sleep enough, your body’s emergency stress responses go overboard, causing all sorts of problems. Plus, being sleep-deprived might put you at risk for heart issues and type 2 diabetes.

Research from the University of Chicago found that men who didn’t get enough sleep made fewer antibodies after getting a flu shot compared to those who had enough rest. This shows how important sleep is for keeping your immune defenses strong.

A Napping Hotel Can Make You Look & Feel Better

man in a business suit looking refreshed after a stay at a napping hotel

Getting enough deep sleep does wonders for your body. Physical issues like headaches, stomach problems, and metabolic changes are often linked to not getting enough sleep. During deep sleep, your body releases growth hormones that help build muscle and give you healthier skin. If you miss out on that, the amount of these helpful hormones drops.

When you don’t get enough rest, your body stays in a hyper-alert state. This can make feelings of depression and mood swings worse. Good sleep helps balance both your mind and your body, putting you in the best shape possible.

To help yourself get the sleep you need, think about taking short naps during the day. A comfortable, private room is a great place to rest for a bit.

With HotelsByDay, you can book day rooms in the U.S., Canada, the UK and so many more spots around the world with ease. Early check-in and late check-out options help make your experience smoother. These rooms are on-demand and won’t break the bank.

Benefits of Getting Good Sleep:

  • Healthier Skin: Growth hormones released during sleep improve skin health.
  • Better Mood: Prevents mood swings and reduces feelings of depression.
  • Improved Physical Health: Reduces headaches, stomach issues, and metabolic changes.
  • Muscle Growth: Builds muscle mass through growth hormones.

Quick Nap, Big Impact

Need a quick pick-me-up at a napping hotel? We have you covered with hourly rooms and top-notch amenities, making it both affordable and practical.

Booking your day room with HotelsByDay is a breeze. Perfect for a midday rest, enjoy early check-in or late check-out options. Plus, you can book last-minute rooms with free cancellation and no credit card required!

Join the #MasterKey loyalty program for free and earn up to 5.5% back in loyalty points every time you book. Use these points for free day stays or gift them to friends. With their app, booking is super fast—just a few taps on iOS or Android and you’re all set!


  • Booking: Easy through the app.
  • Room Assignment: Depends on availability.
  • Late Arrival: Room will be held.
  • Cancellation Policy: Flexible options.
  • Payment: Handled securely during booking.
No matter what your schedule calls for, HotelsByDay has the room for you!

Image Credits

“Sleep” by bruce mars via Unsplash

Kitten by Jonathan Fink on Unsplash

Feeling Confident by Taylor Grote on Unsplash

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Denise LeBeau

Denise is a professional editor, writer, and columnist. She was assistant curator to Robert Rauschenberg for 12 years, creating content for press releases, publications, and films, along with managing the digital archives. Over the next 12 years, she was a web managing editor for a national animal agency. She currently has a column in a popular cat publication and works as a freelance editor with clients ranging from tech startups to Washington DC think tanks.