A gym in the UK is offering 'napercise' classes 2 years ago

A gym in the UK is offering 'napercise' classes

Why hasn't this been done before?

A chain of gyms in the UK will be running 'napercise' classes from this weekend.

David Lloyd health clubs are aiming the dreamy-sounding sessions at worn-out parents in need of a good kip, the BBC has reported.

Instead of intense, thumping music, the gym will be filled with soothing sounds to help people to nod off in cosy beds.

Gym-goers will still burn off calories too as the temperature in the gym will be dropped to cooler levels to promote calorie-burning.

Getting forty winks is essential for your health, said sleep expert Kathryn Pinkham, who worked with the gym chain on the project.

"We tend to focus on the short-term effects such as being tired or lacking concentration, but it is also essential for our long-term physical and mental wellbeing too," she said.

It's fair to say we've all been fit to drop at the gym at one stage or another so we'll be patiently waiting for something like this to come to Ireland.