In the departure lounge at Vancouver International Airport you can now pay $9 to take a thirty-minute Metronap in a reclining chair with your head and upper body inside a white metal bubble. The bubble is equipped with headphones for your choice of music or dead silence, and when it is time to wake up, the chair vibrates gently. An attendant is on hand to collect your money, give you a blanket, watch your luggage and make sure you wake up on time. If you pay $15 you can sleep for two hours.
- P. Osborne, from Geist, Vol. 14 No. 59, Winter 2005/2006