The Ostrich Pillow: The Next Big Office Craze and Revolution in Napping
Do you ever get tired while you're working? Just want to close your door, forget the boss and paperwork and take a nap? The benefits of napping at work have been realized by more companies that are encouraging napping at work, in a survey of 600 American companies 6% of workplaces had rooms dedicated to napping in 2011.
The Ostrich Pillow is the lastest invention in workplace napping(or napping anywhere else really). The pillow which is set to revolutionize the way the world sleeps at work has it's beginnings on Kickstarter.com, a website that helps people fund their projects via online donations.
The Ostrich Pillow is described as offering, "a micro environment in which to take a comfortable power nap in the office, travelling or wherever you want." Naps at work are gaining attention with more and more companies as Americans work longer hours and more days. The National Sleep Foundation found in 2011 that out of 1,508 adults polled 34% workers said they are allowed naps at work. Out of the 34% of workers allowed to nap at work 16% said their workplace has a designated napping area.
The new pillow, the Ostrich Pillow, is named after how an Ostrich buries it's head in sand. The odd looking pillow that encases your entire head, "creates a little private space within a public one, to relax and unwind." The website adds, "Its soothing soft interior shelters and isolates your head and hands (mind and body) for a short break, without needing to leave your desk, chair, bench or wherever you may be."
For donating to the project on Kickstarter, you receive anywhere from one to ten of the pillows. Then you can nap it up with your family, friends and coworkers. Until the boss man tells you to wake up and get back to work that is!