We live in a world that does not often give us the luxury of a good nights’ sleep. We tend to stay up late, get up early and try to squeeze as much into a day as we possibly can. It is little wonder that many people tend to head for the nearest Starbucks on their way to work in an effort to give themselves a little motivation in a cup. Although this may work a little in the morning, its best to flip the switch from Java to a nap when the afternoon hours arrive.
When you find yourself feeling sluggish and lacking focus at the office, what you really need is a nap. Taking short naps throughout the day can help to prove your mental awareness, even if you are not getting enough sleep at night.
A 2015 study was conducted that showed how naps boosted the immune system and reversed the negative issues associated with a lack of sleep. Naps help to refresh us and they do not have negative side effects. Even though that may be the case, getting eight hours of sleep per night is still preferable.
I know what you’re probably thinking now, how can I take a nap at the office? After all, very few offices offer the option or are set up to accommodate it. Trying to take a nap with your head on the desk is uncomfortable and you aren’t about to get the a-okay to bring a pillow, mattress, and blanket to work either.
This is where Nancy Leivaditou, of Studio NL comes in. She is a Greek designer who came up with a furniture design that finally solves this issue. She had a problem with alertness while working and studying in New York so she decided to use her expertise and do something about it. In the end, a multipurpose desk was designed that could change into a bed once it was activated. It even had a TV built it in case you wanted to take a break without sleeping. This is more than something perfect for the office, you could use it at home.
The furniture is 2 m long and 0.8 m wide. It is known as the 1.6 SM Of Life Desk. Unfortunately, you can’t buy it yet but it won’t be long before it is available.
The upper layer of the desk is lacquered wood and there is a mattress hinged on one side. The sides that would accommodate the head and feet have plywood, which can also be reclined.
It’s not difficult to convert this desk into a nap station. You slide the top board backward and push up with a hinged mattress. Within a matter of moments, you have a perfect nap area for your enjoyment.
This may just be the perfect work desk but it also comes with a warning. Make sure that you set your alarm before taking a nap or you might just find that you are sleeping eight hours at the workplace.