Take a Snooze in Washington's First Nap Studio

PHOTO: ABCs Karen Travers takes a power nap in Recharj -- a company that brands itself as Washington DCs first nap studio. PlayJANET WEINSTEIN/ABC NEWS
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Raise your hand if you are in desperate need of some shut-eye.

Recharj, based in Washington, D.C., has the answer for you. (Hint: it includes a giant bean bag bed, a face mask, soothing music and a giant flannel blanket).

Washingtonians can now book a catnap between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the studio’s small but cozy space. Up to 13 people can doze at a time, separated by gauzy curtains for privacy. The company also offers meditation sessions.

A 20-minute snooze costs $15, but studio manager Christine Marcella says the cost of admission is worth it.

“We are on a mission to bring mindfulness back to Washington, D.C.,” Marcella said.

This may be the first studio of its kind in the U.S. but power-napping has been popular in other countries for years. In Japan, companies urge their exhausted workers to get a little rest during the day to recharge their batteries.

ABC News’ Karen Travers took a tour of the serene studio and had a chance to catch some Z's in the process.

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