But quirky company Podtime have come up with a novel way of beating the problem - micro sleep pods for office workers! With hundreds of office workers expected to use the Olympics as an excuse for a day off, some offices are taking no chances and installing sleep pods for weary workers, so they don't have to leave the office for the duration of the games!
Fitted with a single mattress each pod is lockable so you can keep your belongings safe whilst you snooze and has ventilation at either end for fresh air to circulate. A standard model is kitted out with a storage shelf, mirror, LED lights and a power point. You can even pimp your (miniature) pad with a range of extras such a digital radio, alarm clock or even a TV and DVD.
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Victoria Harrison, Channel Editor