We all have moments when we wish we could just shut out the world, especially when we’re desperate to sleep in a public place – like airport lobbies during long layovers. You can put a hoodie over your head and earplugs in your ears, but they won’t cushion you as you sleep, or soothe you like your dark, comfortable bed at home can.
A new product claims it can change all that, offering a “napping revolution.”
“Ostrich offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.”
No sight, no sound, just sleep.
Designed by Kawamura Ganjavian, this versatile go-anywhere object lets you slip into a gentle snooze wherever you may be – on the road, in the sky, inside a train or outside in the sun.
“In today’s working environment, lack of sleep has become almost chronic, and it has serious consequences on our physical and emotional wellbeing. We knew there had to be a healthier and more effective solution than excess caffeine consumption. Our motivation was to uncover this solution by designing a product that profoundly improved people’s personal and professional lives on a global scale.”
A bit bulky on the move, perhaps, but that added padding keeps your head nice and warm (as well as free from outside lights and sounds) in any situation. Could be especially nifty for those secret naps one takes at work – duck out to an unused conference room or remote cubicle, throw it over your head and just hope you don’t get caught.