This chair lets you snooze comfortably while you're at work. It turns into a bed of sorts by reclining all the way back till it's flat. What's not to love about it?
Working in an office can get really hectic and tiring. Sometimes you just need to lay down and take a well-deserved nap but sadly most offices do not have a place where you can kick back and nap for even 10 minutes. With the way all the industries are growing and the economic competition in the world, the workload on people has increased to an extent that almost everyone is sleep deprived. We start to feel the pressure of sleep deprivation at work and no amount of espresso shots are really going to help us get through that. What we really need is sleep. Well, here's a chair that can solve all those sleep problems. Called the "Lay Flat Office Chair", it helps you incorporate a power nap in your day. The chair helps you lie down straight and even provides support for your legs. The chair was made by a Japanese company and you can buy it here if you're interested. It costs a pretty penny retailing at $600.
As reported by Goodfullness, Sara C. Mednick, PhD, sleep expert and author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life says, "You can get incredible benefits from 15 to 20 minutes of napping. You reset the system and get a burst of alertness and increased motor performance. That’s what most people really need to stave off sleepiness and get an energy boost." It is necessary for us to get regular and enough sleep to function as best as we can.
David Leggett Jamie Smith Rajan Bhogal this is what we need!!— Raj Kalsi (@Platinum_Djz) April 5, 2019
Especially after lunch!! https://t.co/n8PQDk3sKZ
Research shows that suffering from sleep deprivation is actually a major concern. Many people in today's world suffer from it but people do not really treat it because they don't realize that it is actually a big issue until much later. Sleep deprivation messes with our daily life in multiple ways. It interferes with our mood, mental clarity, reaction time, the way we deal with stressful situations, the way we manage things in our lives, our blood pressure and heart rate, and even our metabolism. It also has an effect on our memory.
The bottom line from a new study on catching 💤: It can be hard for our metabolism to recover from a week of sleep deprivation, and — over time — chronic sleep loss can increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes. (from @NPRLifeKit)https://t.co/jbLWM39yqs— NPR (@NPR) March 24, 2019
To solve all these problems, a Japanese company stepped in and invented the super comfortable lay-back office chairs in order to help people take power naps at work. With an extendable leg rest and a seat that goes all the way down, there is no sense in attaching these eye masks to make people think you're still awake because they're going to know. You can look up the product online and have it shipped to your workplace.
The chair is shipped unassembled so you will have to put in that little effort to put it all together yourself. The only problem is that it might take some time considering that the manual is in Japanese so, good luck with that. The chair weighs 48.5 lbs, and measures 25.2 inches wide x 51.2 inches tall x 68.9 inches deep when fully put together. It might take some time and effort to put it together but it's all worth it in the end simply because it is so comfortable and convenient.
The chair helps you take a power nap at work, but there are few things you need to keep in mind before dozing off for a short period of time. To make the most of your power nap, or in other words to optimize your nap time for better cognition, stress management, and energy, limit the nap to 20 minutes. A longer nap can result in feeling tired and grumpy. Try to take your power nap in a space with warm temperature because it helps you sleep faster and better. If you're taking a power nap on a daily basis then try to take a nap at the same time every day.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it is best to nap before 3 in the afternoon so that you don't mess up your sleep cycle and end up feeling fatigued. It is also best not to try and take a power nap in a noisy or bright environment. It is not recommended to have a power nap if you have an existing sleep condition. This will only make things worse and that really isn't something you need or can afford. Check out the functioning of the cool chair in the video below.