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Two Avid Napper UBC Students Create a Life-Size Dog Bed

By AHN Staff Writer

April 26, 2022

Two University of British Columbia students had a brilliant idea for improving naps — create a human-sized dog bed.

Plufl co-founders Yukinoria Kinoshita and Noah Silverman are international economic students at UBC from the United States who have been living in Vancouver for over four years. 

Kinoshita and Silverman spent a lot of time at their local college coffee shop when they were in college, and there they saw a Great Dane napping in a giant dog bed, sparking the idea behind Plufl.

The duo described their product as “The ultimate product by nappers for nappers”, it’s designed to ease tension and anxiety by providing a space where you can rest, recharge, and rejuvenate. 

Users can tuck their hands and feet into a thick pillow bolster composed of a blend of natural cotton and poly fibers, orthopedic memory foam that gives enough support, and a soft, luscious faux fur that is comforting to the touch.

The avid nappers believe in using the power of naps to improve one’s mental health and wellbeing.

The Kickstarter project has had over 50 beta-testers and received positive feedback. The campaign ends on May 12, 2022 and backers can get their Plufl shipped by November 2022.