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There's now a dog bed for humans so you and your canine chum can enjoy naps together

Woman lying in Plufl dog bed for humans
(Image credit: Plufl)

If you’ve ever wondered what taking a nap feels like for our canine companions, the Plufl dog bed for humans will let you experience it for yourself. Quite possibly the best thing we’ve ever seen, the Plufl offers an unparalleled sleeping environment that’s been designed to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Plufl (opens in new tab) is the brainchild of Noah Silverman, a former economics student at the University of British Columbia who would study at the campus coffee shop and enviously look on as the owner's dog snoozed the day away in his very own custom-made dog bed.

It was during one of those exhausting study sessions that Silverman suddenly realized that these sorts of cozy and comfortable calming dog beds would be great for weary humans in need of a few seconds of shut eye. 

Sharing the idea with his best friend, fellow economics student Yuki Kinoshita, the pair decided to start producing their very own dog bed for humans.

"It's uniting the nappers of the world," said Silverman, speaking to CBC's North by Northwest, a topic the pair know a lot about given that it was napping that enabled them to get through those long and grueling university years.

In fact, napping is something Silverman finds so interesting that his final thesis explored the link between regular naps and productivity.

Plufl dog bed for humans

(Image credit: Plufl)

With its soft and thick pillowy border and fluffy faux-fur cover, the Plufl pretty much guarantees you the best nap of your life. The oval shape cradles people in the natural fetal position that so many of us like to curl up in, maximizing comfort and helping to foster a sense of security.

The duo have so far been blown away by the response to the Plufl, with a fundraising campaign bringing in close to $400,000 in just 30 days. 

"We realized we killed this," said Kinoshita, and it’s not hard to see why. "We are stressed, people are exhausted … and as a society we need to do a better job of taking care of ourselves."

Having graduated in May, Silveraman and Kinoshito are facing none of the challenges of their peers, who are busy trying to secure internships with. In fact, with more than 800 orders having already flowed in, the pair are hiring interns to help them with their rapidly expanding new business. 

Plans are underway to incorporate memory foam into their designs for orthopedic support and they hope that the Plufl will soon be a standard feature in workplaces, allowing employees to get some shut eye when they need it.

Whether you’re napping, reading, working or watching TV, the Plufl can help alleviate stress and anxiety, boost your mood and leave you feeling refreshed. 

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to let sleeping humans lie…in a dog bed made for people. 

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has spent the past two years dividing her writing time between her two great loves - pets and health and wellness. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with one very mischievous Cocker Spaniel, drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and attempting to set numerous world records for the longest ever FaceTime calls with her family back home in NZ.