We’ve all been there. Maybe it was an ill-advised night out the day before or a colicky newborn that wouldn’t sleep or just the shitty weather, we’ve all had days at the office when we wanted nothing more than to curl up and take a nap. In fact, it’s more of a need than a want as you sit there, staring blankly at your computer screen, unable to put a coherent thought together. But sadly, napping at your desk can be seriously uncomfortable, not to mention grounds for termination.

If you absolutely must grab a few winks and are willing to take the risk, though, Twitter user @sui_gin has helpfully illustrated some possible sleeping positions in manga style.

The artist says he drew the illustration after being asked how he sleeps at the office if he has no bed.


The positions are described as:

  • The ideal position: placing a mouse pad on top of a can of Red Bull is standard
  • The surrender position: for when your shoulders are really tired, sometimes I hurt my back
  • The anima position: for when your shoulders and back are really tired, the height of the books is really important
  • The orz position: for when your butt is tired, it’s really comfortable, but embarrassing if someone sees you
  • The peace of the wage slave position: this is the max for comfort and impact if you are seen. You can definitely sleep for hours in this position!

So, which one are you?

Source: Hamusoku
Images: Ostrich Pillow, @sui_gin