Everyone loves a good nap but they can be pretty difficult to schedule when you’ve got a house full of small humans that constantly require you to make snacks, listen to rambling stories, and “watch this” dozens of times in a row.
But, NEWSFLASH: Sleep is important. Many prominent companies such as Google, The Huffington Post, Mercedes-Benz, and NASA have begun providing employees with napping opportunities throughout the work day and are seeing significant benefits like improved mental clarity, reaction time, and overall mood as a result.
Not all of us have access to a sleep pod or nap room though, so how can you grab a few winks in your boring ol’ cubicle?
Well, thanks to Japanese retailer Thanko, you can now transform your desk chair into the ideal napping station in seconds.
The “Lay Flat Office Chair” definitely plays the role of the unassuming office chair at first, but just pull a couple of levers and BOOM: instant office bed.
It’s not intended for the long, coma-like naps where you wake up sweaty, disoriented, and angry for no reason, but if you want to enjoy the refreshing benefits of a 15-20 minute power nap, this might be the perfect option. Coming in at a whopping $600, the “Lay Flat Office Chair” isn’t cheap, but there are definitely a few less expensive alternatives here and here if you’re on a budget…but both fall short of the Lay Flat’s decline capabilities.
Just make sure to talk to your boss about your new nap initiative before pulling the trigger. . . though, unemployment would provide ample opportunities for naps, too, so follow your heart, I guess.