Thousands of Sydney office workers have opted to skip the standing-desk craze and go straight for a lying-down desk in 2017, citing numerous physical and mental health benefits.
“I get chronic boredom pains at work,” Sydney office worker Randy Smith said. “This way I can tackle the problem by simply going to sleep between 9am and 5pm.”
Orthopaedic experts have welcomed the move, describing the comfortable new working solution as a “game changer”.
“Sitting is the new smoking,” one expert said. “Sitting down at work keeps the body and mind awake, which leads to stress, anxiety and depression. The biggest killer at work is being conscious, and a lying-down desk solves this problem completely.”
Positive results have emerged from trials of the lying-down desk within top NSW government positions over the past 10 years.