Sleep is essential to human functioning. Regular and healthy sleep helps regulate our cognitive capabilities and is also necessary for us to be productive at work. But it's a shame that the conventional office workspace isn't built for the occasional energy-boosting nap.
Napping at work
One would think that napping at work is generally frowned upon, but these new desks beg to differ.
Designed by Greek company Studio NL, these desks transform into bunk beds only the top is a working area. You can see the appeal.
If you are exhausted at work, you can quickly crawl into one of these beauties for a quick nap. But it turns out that the designers of these desk/beds had more in mind than just offering a good spot to sleep.
“The main concept was to comment on the fact that many times our lives are ‘shrinking’ in order to fit into the confined space of our office,” the designers said on Archilovers. I guess they were making a point as to how society has evolved to make workaholics out of all of us.
Still, the designers also added that the desk/beds key purpose is sleeping. “This desk could be used for a siesta or for a few hours of sleep at night on those days when someone struggles to meet deadlines," they added.
The desk/beds are also efficiently designed to let other people use the desk while one person naps underneath. They even offer walls for those who might want some privacy while they sleep.
Well, we are sold. Where can we order these bad boys and how can we get them approved by our company? Maybe if we cited this study that says that sleep increases productivity. One can always dream!