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Kal Vaughan
Kal Vaughan
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  • 07th May 2013

The Ostrich Pillow: Nap time

Most of us would have liked to catch up on a few zzzs while going about our daily office routine or enduring a gruelling commute to work or a place of interest, at one point or another.

And honestly, we’ve all probably tried to, but never been comfortable enough for a successful napping attempt; especially while at work, or trying to catch a specific stop while traveling.

Enter the Ostrich Pillow, a soothing, cave-like pillow with an interior to shelter your head and hands when you’re exhausted and in need of a power nap.

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Catch up on forty winks

Designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian, the Ostrich Pillow is billed as a revolutionary new way to power nap at anytime, anywhere. The pillow's unique design allows you to create a private space within a public space for napping, without having to leave your desk, chair, bench or anywhere you may be.

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The design of the pillow was inspired by the way ostriches bury their head in the sand, which features a breathing hole and arm rest shelters for snoozing on hard surfaces.


Power napping: The benefits

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  • 30% increase in productivity

Taking a 20 minute power nap increases productivity by more than 30%.

  • 40% increase in cognitive functioning

Researchers at NASA found that a 30 minute nap increased cognitive functions by 40%.

  • 37% lower risk of heart related illness

Taking a 30 minute nap three times a week lowers your risk of heart related illness by 37%, according to a Greek study.


Commenting, inventor, Ali Ganjavian said: “We spend many hours working all day and sleep is an essential part of our day. So I thought why not create a product that can help us unwind at work … I think it’s a useful product that makes you smile whenever you see it.”

You may look silly wearing the pillow, but one thing is for sure, no one will want to sit beside you wherever you are, and that, some will say, is a good thing.

For anyone interested in acquiring an Ostrich Pillow, you can do so here.