That”s a new way to catch 40 winks! Bizarre invention means people can nap anywhere – but it means wearing a “pillow balaclava”
Most of us have nodded off on the early morning train to work.
But whereas it would normally mean waking up with a stiff neck, a bizarre invention means people can now comfortably nap anywhere they like – whether it”s at a desk, an airport or on a train.
But don”t count on being able to catch a sneaky 40 winks during a long business meeting, because the Ostrich Pillow means pulling on what looks like a padded balaclava.
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Burying their head in the sand: The inventor is offering a solution for resting on the go – an Ostrich Pillow for power naps
A cheeky work nap: The pillow is designed to give people a place to rest their hands and heads while they snooze – but it might attract the attention of the boss
Ali Ganjavian dreamt up The Ostrich Pillow, a cross between a luxury pillow and a balaclava which wearers can rest their head and hands inside.
Mr Ganjavian, 33, hopes his quirky idea will revolutionise the powernap and prove to be a worldwide hit.
The inventor, who was born in Romsey, Hampshire, 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.”
No more distractions: The invention is designed to block out any noise or bright lights, making it perfect for a bustling airport
A student”s dream: Now pupils can catch up on their sleeps while pretending to hit the books
The name is inspired by the way ostriches bury their heads in the sand.
Mr Ganjavian, who now lives in Madrid, Spain, said: “I think it”s a useful product that makes you smile whenever you see it.”
The Ostrich Pillow is made from washable fabric and comes in different colours.
It has a hole for the wearer”s mouth and two “shelters” above the ears for their hands – ideal if they want to rest their head for a quick snooze.
The 50 pound The Ostrich Pillow is already proving popular – clocking up 500 sales in its first week – but Mr Ganjavian says he needs 70,000 to keep going.
He”s appealing for backing to cover manufacturing and design costs for the product, which he came up with after feeling tired at work.
The pillow is produced by Kawamura Ganjavian Studios, the firm Mr Ganjavian set up with a friend from university in 2000.
They now have offices in America, France, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Previous inventions include the Deskshell, which offers privacy to computer users in open-plan offices.