That’s refreshing A siesta facility has opened in Spain’s capital so businesspeople can enjoy a lunchtime snooze without having to travel home. Siesta & Go, in Madrid’s CBD, charges from 20 Euros ($30) for three hours in a private room to 1.50 Euros ($2.25) for half an hour in a dormitory. It’s run by Maria Estrella Jorro de Inza, who says she got the idea from a trip to Japan, where there are similar “sleep bars”. Her facility, with 19 rooms, has attracted an appreciative clientele since opening in May. “At first passers-by would look curiously inside. ‘So this is for taking siestas? I will have to come’,” she says. The average client is aged between 30 and 45 and there are equal numbers of men and women. After their nap, clients are gently woken up by staff. Coffee, newspapers and free internet access are offered. Despite Spaniards’ reputation for enjoying a siesta, a 2009 study by the San Carlos Clinical Hospital found only 16 per cent took a nap each day, while nearly 60 per cent said they wouldn’t dream of it.