Japan’s work culture is notorious for being crowded and employees routinely work shifts of more than 10 hours, leading to sleep deprivation.
In order to tackle this problem, two Japanese companies have come together to create “nap boxes” that allow employees to sleep standing upright like a “flamingo”.
Tokyo-based furniture company Itoki and plywood company Koyoju Gohan will collaborate to make capsule-like structures. Helping sleep-deprived workers.
According to a Bloomberg report, the “nap box” will be designed so that “the person’s head, knees and butt are comfortably supported so that the person does not fall.”
– Matt McAllister (@MorningWolfMatt) July 18 2022
Talking about their product, Saeko Kawashima, Itoki’s director of communications, told Bloomberg, “In Japan, there are a lot of people who are going to lock themselves in the bathroom for a while, which I don’t think is healthy. It’s best to sleep in a comfortable place. “.
While the price and availability of the “nap box” in the market is no longer available, photos of its design have been posted online.
This is so miserable, apart from being violently stifling, I don’t know anyone who can handle doing this normally https://t.co/X00gZjmVZ8 pic.twitter.com/piPlftZgp9
– Daryl Bartley (looking for work!) (hypercubexl) July 15 2022
Healthy work culture: “Let’s not look at the crazy working hours and excessive management structures in the hierarchy! Let’s just sleep in an upright coffin like Dracula!”
BlairBarley July 15 2022
This is not difficult. Imagine having a fire in the office and you take a nap inside that capsule. no!
– Marisa Campos (Asiramisa) July 15 2022
This is brutal. They couldn’t even stretch the budget to install more comfortable bedrooms and a lounge on the bed which some companies in the West offer to take a nap.
– 40 Cakes (@scones40) 16 July 2022
– S. Allen Verwey (@IHateVerwey) July 15 2022
yes I agree pic.twitter.com/d2p7hx5xH9
– Newhorizon 🦇🔊 (wollymasters) July 15 2022
Just let them go home
EnaJay1 July 19, 2022
– I’m not the bot you’re looking for (AlanMK) (GardeningAtNigh) July 15 2022
Japanese companies will literally build dormitories before letting you work less than 60 hours a week. https://t.co/OIvapVOw
– Juan Delgado (@BurritoHunting) July 19, 2022
Many netizens referred to the product as a “coffin of exhaustion” and dubbed the idea “miserable.”
One person wrote on Twitter about the product, “Japanese companies will literally build sleep coffins before letting you work less than 60 hours a week.”
Another person remarked, “Healthy work culture: ‘Let’s not look at insane working hours and excessive management structures in the hierarchy!” Let’s just sleep in an erect coffin like Dracula! “