MONTREAL, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The media is invited to take a power nap in downtown Montreal at the Breathe Right pod hotel. With eight individual sleeping pods located outside St. James United Church, 463 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, the pod hotel offers a place for tired office workers and passers-by to recharge with 20-minute power naps during the week of October 7-11, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Montrealers are deprived in the bedroom
A new Breathe Right survey reveals lack of sleep is widespread among Montreal residents, with 94 per cent of respondents reporting they get less than eight hours of sleep per night. As a result of a poor night's sleep, three-quarters of Montrealers report being less productive at work, one-quarter report being late for work, and 14 per cent miss work altogether. The survey also revealed sleep is so important that Montrealers are willing to pass up a night out on the town (56 per cent), a vacation day (49 per cent) , a free meal (46 per cent), and even sex (39 per cent), just for a good night's sleep.
The pod hotel offers a private, quiet sleeping environment away from busy nearby offices. Reservations are currently being accepted on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/breatherightcanada) for 20-minute nap times. Walk-up naps are also welcomed, pending availability of a sleep pod.
Interview opportunity: On Wednesday, October 9, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sophie Lamarche, executive and management coach, will be present to conduct interviews discussing the power of sleep and its role in work productivity, tips for improving efficiency at work, and healthy habits for improving work performance.
- Individual sleep pods and sleep pod hotel
- Pod hotel staff and guests
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its well-known brands include the leading oral healthcare products, Sensodyne®, ProNamel® and Aquafresh®, denture care products Polident® and PoliGrip®, Spectro® skincare products as well as many medicine cabinet staples -- Abreva®, Breathe Right®, and TUMS® -- which are trademarks owned by and/or licensed to GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies.
GlaxoSmithKline - one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies - is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For further information please visit www.gsk.com.
SOURCE: GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
For further information:
Massy Forget Langlois public relations
Bridget Ann Peterson
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