Saturday 1 October 2016

Fancy a quick nap at work? How about a desk hammock?

Published 06/04/2016 | 12:00

The Schnap hammock. We want one. PIC: Schnap
The Schnap hammock. We want one. PIC: Schnap

Who hasn't felt the need to climb under their desk and take a little cat nap at some point in their career?

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Well, now you can.  A student has invented the Schnap, which is basically a hammock that hangs under your work desk.

Aqil Raharjo (19) is a graphic design student from Toronto, Canada is the brain behind the invention.

He told Tech Insider, "The idea came up while observing a friend of mine who seemed exhausted and told me that she didn't sleep for two days.

What ever office worker needs - the Schnap hammock. PIC: Schnap
What ever office worker needs - the Schnap hammock. PIC: Schnap

"However, the inspiration itself came from a Facebook group that [was created] to share funny pictures of sleeping people in my university."

It sounds very user-friendly - it adjusts to fit any size table and rolls up and fits into a carry bag.  Although it's still in the research and development stage Aqil is looking for investors to help get it into mass production asap.

Of course, there may be one or two issues with the product.

You'd need quite a large desk.  And to remove the collection of runners and random empty boxes beneath.  And you'd probably have to get the OK from your boss, or move like a ninja to avoid detection.

That said, we definitely want one.

Check out www.facebook.com/schnaphammock for updates on production.

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