Sleep suit for portable power naps


Sleep suit

The urban sleep suit was designed by Forrest Jessee for the bustling non-stop lifestyle of contemporary cosmopolitans.   The urban sleep suit is a take-anywhere, nap-anytime ensemble made to be slept in on the spot.  Buckminster Fuller could have really used one of these outfits.  Did you know he was a proponent of polyphasic sleep, taking just four thirty-minute naps a day for nearly two years? (Pics)


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The Sleepsuit – Sleep Anywhere, Anytime



Buckminster Fuller practiced Dymaxion Sleeping, where one has four 30 minute naps over a period of 24 hours. Architect/ Artist/ Scientist/ Graphic Designer Forrest Jessee thought that he would give this a try, but found that getting to a bed and ready for sleep took almost as much time as the sleep itself. So he developed a “transportable and adjustable cocoon that allows for constant air flow in a variety of different positions and environments.” You can get in and out of it in less than a minute and then sleep just about anywhere. (Pics)


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The Expert’s Guide to Napping


I’ve long been a proponant of napping. It’s not just that science has proven a siesta boosts your mood and your intelligence – it’s just civilized, like tea and scones at two.

Here’s everything science knows about napping — where to do it, how to do it, how long to do it and if you should risk goofing up your internal clock.

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El Zulo Power Napping Chair Pod

El Zulo Power Napping Chair Pod


Just looking at the design for El ZULO, Spanish for “the hideout,” makes me sleepy. Instead of putting my head down right here at my desk and catching a few zzz’s before my stiff neck and back cry “Oooh, that hurts!,” I imagine myself mustering just enough energy to get up, move a few feet away from my desk, and assume a similar, but ergonomic, position in this peaceful, padded, perfectly positioned chair pod for my power nap. (Pics)

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