JAPANESE COMPANY INTRODUCES VERTICAL SLEEP POD ENABLING UPRIGHT REST
Matt Case - August 14th
Experts have long contended that incorporating a 'power nap' during work hours can heighten alertness, enhance productivity, and even foster greater creativity.
A recent unveiling by a Japanese company introduces an unusual solution to facilitate quick forty winks for employees. Dubbed the 'Giraffenap,' this vertical pod draws inspiration from the posture of the long-necked mammal, enabling office staff to nap while remaining upright.
Comparable in size to a modest public phone booth, the Giraffenap comprises a series of platforms designed to provide body support while effectively insulating against external noise disturbances.
However, measuring merely 8.4 feet in height and four feet in width, individuals who experience claustrophobia might opt for more conventional choices, such as the office sofa or the age-old method of resting one's head upon a desk. The Koyoju Plywood Corporation in Hokkaido, Japan, stands as the inventive force behind Giraffenap – a concept harmonious with a societal norm in the country, where napping at one's desk is already culturally accepted.
The company expressed its dedication to cultivating an environment where nap breaks are effortlessly accessible to all, with a broader aim of enhancing both business operations and healthcare outcomes.