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If you ever feel the need to sleep while standing, a company in Japan has [sated / catered] to your needs. The Koyoju Plywood Corporation on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido has [unveiled / unravelled] the "Giraffenap" booth. This ingenious [cuticle / cubicle] allows the user to sleep [in / on] a vertical position. It will allow office workers and commuters to [handle / catch] forty winks without the need [on / for] a bed. The designers say a 20-minute nap improves [mental / mentally] performance and increases productivity by reducing fatigue. It also [boasts / boosts] concentration and aids memory retention. The Giraffenap pods [enter / come] in two designs – the futuristic-looking 'Spacia' and the lattice wood 'Forest'. They will go [on / in] sale in December at an expected price of around $20,000.

The Giraffenap website says there is a [need / needy] to refresh while at work. It says: "It's so [commonly / common] these days to work non-stop without an opportunity to [proper / properly] recover from physical fatigue or stress, often [resulting / consequences] in unwanted sleepiness during the day. Now it's time to break the stereotype that nodding [on / off] on the job is a sign of boredom or laziness." The site added that naps allow [to / for] "more efficient and fulfilling work". The website stated that napping reduces [drowsy / drowsiness] , and improves ingenuity and creativeness. The designers offered some [advice / advise] for an effective snooze. The [optimal / subliminal] time is 15 to 20 minutes, and all naps should take place before 3 p.m. In addition, you should not lie down as this leads to [bottomless / deep] sleep.

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