This is cool: OSTRICH

Ostrich office sleeper, Photo: Kawamura Ganjavian
Ostrich office sleeper, Photo: Kawamura Ganjavian

Amazing! This neat contraption is the OSTRICH, a hybrid sleeping bag-cushion office sleeper, perfect for taking power naps at work. There’s a spot for your head to slide in, as well as both of your hands so you can sleep with them near your face, as many people do when they sleep at night.

The innovative creators of the OSTRICH (cool name too) explain the inspiration behind their invention:

I'll take 4, Photo: Kawamura Ganjavian
I'll take 4, please. Naps rule! Photo: Kawamura Ganjavian

“Working patterns are constantly evolving. We gradually spend more time in our working environments, and this in turn means that we often need to make work and rest fully compatible within the same space. Some cultures have assimilated this concept more naturally than others, but in general the workplace has rarely adapted to this new working-resting paradigm.

“OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.”

Beautiful. I am a huge fan of the power nap. Especially at a full-time job, where your focus is supposed to be constantly on your work. It’s impossible to concentrate for 8 straight hours on work (nobody does that anyways, even if it’s expected of them. Hello internet!?  Quick power naps help recharge the mind and body and create even more efficient, healthy workers.

What do you think? Amazing or awkward at work?