Nap Boxes

New from Japan: nap boxes. The idea is to discourage workers from locking themselves in toilet stalls to nap by instead offering them an upright container in which they can seal themselves and (somehow) nap.

Reminds me of the Iron Maiden torture device from medieval times.

More info: Bloomberg

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 23, 2022
     Category: Furniture | Sleep and Dreams

I see it as a coffin with legs attached so it can stand vertically.
Posted by Fritz on 07/23/22 at 05:39 AM
I see it as the forerunner of the Orgasmatron from Woody Allen's "Sleeper". Capacity is one person only.
Posted by KDP on 07/23/22 at 09:01 AM
Except that, unlike the Iron Maiden, these are apparently real. Thanks, capitalism!
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/23/22 at 09:38 AM
I thought Japanese sleep pods were quite common. Is this unique because it's vertical?
Posted by Phideaux on 07/23/22 at 11:33 AM
I see it as a very practical crying/screaming/punching box that can protect you from bullies and school shooters. Add a built-in alarm system and you can sell millions all over America! Plus, if you scream and/or cry in this soundproof Nap Pod, you can always pretend you were taking a power nap!
Posted by Yudith on 07/24/22 at 07:59 PM
@Yudith: and as a bonus, you can make them bullet-proof, for those depressing school shooting situations! Ya gotta love the modern world!
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/30/22 at 02:53 PM
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