When life gets crazy, it’s hard enough to stay awake and motivated at work, school, or when traveling. But when you are away from home and tired out of your mind; there usually isn’t a cheap mattress lying around where you can sack out for a quick power nap.
However, here are 12 interesting, if not ingenious and strange inventions that can help you get a little nap at school, work, or on the plane or bus. Which ones of these would you use to get those extra few minutes of rest?
1. The Ultimate Travel Pillow
Made with memory foam and having a spot for your Ipod or cell phone to distract yourself with your fav tunes is a great way to catch some sleep while in the car or on the plane.
2. Dome Sleep Hood
A great way to hide your gaping mouth and sleepy dribble is when this sleep hood dome! Although similar to putting a paper bag over your head, this dome is made from a non-woven fabric and can actually increase blood flow throughout your body by keeping your head incubated. This sleeping gadget can assist in keeping your feet warm and works as a built in humidifier as well.
3. Stick on Eyes
Part of the problem with sleeping at work or in public is looking like you are asleep when you should be awake. These stick on eyes can solve that problem. You can fall asleep yet look awake! If you wear these things at the airport, a potential thief would not consider swiping your bags since he or she thinks you are sitting there eyeing them!
It’s true that these are pretty creepy looking, but that may be the case in point to being able to sleep undisturbed.
4. Suction Cup Hat for the bus
Not only does this help keep your head up, it protects you from things that may fall on you while you’re snooze on the bus. You can even put a sign on your hat to have fellow passengers wake you up at the right stop.
5. Inflatable Napping Station
If you need a good power nap every so often, then this Nap Pak may be just the thing for you. This German invention can inflate when you need it and deflate when you’re done.
6. UpRight Sleeper
This sleeping gadget was designed for airplane travelers. It looks like a neck brace and supports the neck to help combat uncomfortable seating on flights. It fits people of all sizes and was considered one of the best inventions of the America’s in 2012 (according to its own website).
7. The Ostrich Pillow
The ostrich buries it’s head in the sand, and you can bury your head in this hat. This is ideal for a little snooze almost anywhere giving you a hole for your mouth and little “shelters” for your hands if you want to rest your head on a table. This heavy sleeping hat is proving to be quite popular scoring close to 500 sales the first week it was out.
8. Standing Chin Rest
We can’t all be sitting down in public to try and get some rest. Sleeping while standing up on the bus or train is now within your grasp with this handy chin stand.
9. Book Pillow
Tired students who have been up studying all night can catch a few Z’s in class using this handy book pillow.
10. NodStop Travel Band
You can find comfy support for your head with the Nodstop Travel band. Designed specifically for snoozing while you travel, this will keep your tired head aligned upright for optimal functionality and to relieve neck and shoulder pain.
11. Vertical Travel Bed
Do you think you could sleep while standing? If so, perhaps this unusual vertical bed is for you. This would make it easier to catch some sleep while waiting in a long line, standing at the bus station, or anywhere you have to stand.
This interesting contraption comes with a free standing umbrella, opaque sunglasses, noise killing headphones, and a fitted suitcase. Just be careful that you don’t get robbed while you are snoozing. Maybe this is where your stick one eyes can help out too!
12. Sleep Suit
Just slip on your sleep suit to grab a nap anywhere. Be careful not to scare the little kids away with this very strange looking contraption, though.