Sleepy at work? Toronto student designs a sneaky nap solution

Remember when George Costanza had a nap pod built in his office? Well his ingenuity lives on, inspiring a new generation of sleep-seekers.

“I definitely admire his determination to nap under his desk,” Aqil Anindhityo said of the Seinfeld character.

The 19-year-old is a second-year student at Toronto’s OCAD University, where he dreamt up “Schnap” — a hammock that lets you “nap in a snap.”

And not just at work, but anywhere. All you need is a stable, table-like surface.

Sometimes you just need a nap.

Sometimes you just need a nap.

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The device comes in a bag with table protectors and a couple of clamps that let you attach the hammock to a table.

Anindhityo, who pulled his fair share of all-nighters at school working on projects, was inspired by his fellow sleep-deprived students. There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to them called “OCAD Sleeping Beauties.”

READ MORE: What if we treated sleep like we do workouts?

But before you get too excited, the Schnap isn’t available to the public just yet. Anindhityo is still looking for help with how to get it out to the masses.

He’s not the only one pushing for more shut-eye opportunities.

Some companies (like Google) have dedicated nap pods for employees. Nap desks are also a real thing.

Could this be the way we nap at work one day?

Could this be the way we nap at work one day?

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The optional walls could add a bit of privacy.

The optional walls could add a bit of privacy.

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READ MORE: 8 reasons why you should aim for 8 hours of sleep tonight

Last year, a survey found that Canadians would give up free coffee and other work perks (like paid vacations) for naps.

Oh, and for those who like to be cuddled while they nap — someone’s working on that too.

The plush Free Hug Sofa has arms that, as Mashable put it, “hug you just like mom used to, before you disappointed her with your life choices.”

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