The Art of the Nap

“Nature had not intended mankind to work from 8 in the morning until midnight without that refreshment of blessed oblivion which, even if it only lasts 20 minutes, is sufficient to renew all the vital forces.” So proclaimed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who kept a bed in the Houses of Parliament and said napping was key to his leadership during World War II.

Among other power nappers who have elevated snoozing to a science are Einstein, Edison, Napoleon and Reagan. Now add to that list Kawamura-Ganjavian, the design duo behind the Ostrich Pillow that creates a “micro-environment in which to take a comfortable power nap in the office, traveling or wherever you want.”

Call it silly-looking and impractical (think about your hair!), but 1,846 people can’t be wrong. And that’s just the number who bought into the idea, literally, investing almost $196,000 through Kickstarter (almost triple the $70,000 requested). For $30, you can check out the Ostrich Pillow for yourself at Ostrich-Pillow. com.

Worried about being the target of ridicule? Napping isn't for lazy people–it actually makes you more efficient, just like Churchill said. So nevermind looking like an Ostrich (or something); reap the benefits of some shuteye.

Naps. They sound simple, but there are pros, cons, tips and types.


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