IKEA to shoppers in Beijing: Please stop napping on the furniture

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By Amy Eley

Besides the meatballs, there's really only one thing customers generally want when navigating IKEA: a nap.

But snoozing shoppers have reportedly become such an issue at the store's Beijing location that the Swedish retailer is having to crack down.

Shoppers sleep on a bed in the showroom of the IKEA store in Beijing, China.Kevin Frayer / Getty Images file

IKEA spokesman Josefin Thorell told the Wall Street Journal last summer that napping was fairly common in its Chinese store, and it appears that the home goods retailer was originally okay with it.

A Chinese shopper sleeps in an office chair in IKEA's Beijing location.Kevin Frayer / Getty Images file

“This is a spontaneous phenomenon. Some customers who enter the Chinese stores sleep in the bed,” he said. “But we don’t see it as a problem.”

A woman sleeps with her child on a bed in IKEA's Beijing store.Kevin Frayer / Getty Images file

Apparently that tune has changed, as the Shanghaiist reported earlier this week that the Chinese location is no longer tolerating those who opt for sleeping over shopping since they prevent other customers from testing and buying products.

IKEA spokesperson Mona Astra Liss told TODAY.com that no word on napping has been released for U.S. locations, but we suggest snoozing before heading to the mega-store.

Shoppers sneak in a nap in IKEA's Beijing location.Kevin Frayer / Getty Images file

This isn’t the only rule IKEA has made lately. It recently put a stop to the 32,000-plus people who wanted to play hide-and-seek in its European stores.