25 Sep '12, 1pm

Sleep Anywhere, Anytime: Ostrich Pillow Goes from Concept to Reality

Sleep Anywhere, Anytime: Ostrich Pillow Goes from Concept to Reality

TreeHugger has changed its commenting system since I wrote about the Ostrich Pillow last year, so thankfully you can't read the horrible things that were said about it and about me for writing about it. However, a lot has changed in 18 months; new research has confirmed the importance of napping and companies are adapting to accept and even promote it. According to the New York Times , deep sleep... whether in an eight-hour block or a 30-minute nap — primes our brains to function at a higher level, letting us come up with better ideas, find solutions to puzzles more quickly, identify patterns faster and recall information more accurately. © Kawamura-Ganjavian Companies like Google have read the research and now promote napping on the job. In some cultures you see people napping everywhere, any time; they are used to it and accept it. Others need a little help, which is whe...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/slee...

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