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Japanese Invention Makes Staying In Bed Forever Easier Than Ever

  • 28
  • 06
  • 2016

Our lazy day prayers have been answered! According to a study, humans spend an average of 25 years sleeping during their lifetimes and about 38,000 hours eating. That is quite a bit of time we let drift away although it’s also quite necessary.

Kotatsu

With a Japanese invention, we’re guessing those statistics could easily double. Sleeping and eating is now made easier and more enjoyable than it already is.

This convenient piece of furniture is called kotatsu, a modernized concept of a traditional 14th century cooking hearth, combined with blankets or a futon and a table top that you can actually sleep under. It even has a heating system built in so you can forget that it’s winter outside.

The heater is usually built into the table and makes enough heat for the whole family to snuggle under, maybe even including your beloved pet.

Homes in Japan lack central heating systems, so this is how they stay warm during resting hours.

Kotatsu

A question you may be asking yourself is why hasn’t this magical invention expanded overseas and around the world? Well, we asked ourselves the same thing. It is a common piece of furniture in Japanese homes, so why not elsewhere.

But let’s be honest. You know you and your family would stay under this private hot spot for hours during the day. And you would probably have tiny discussions about who should go get the remote or open the door for the pizza delivery guy.

Kotatsu

 

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