A hoodie to help astronauts sleep better in space
A British clothing design company Vollebak has made a jacket with hoodie called The Deep Sleep Cocoon that can help solve these problems.
Do you know that astronauts in space face 16 sunrises in a single day? All of these affects the sleeping habits of the astronauts that can further increase the chances of their making mistakes at work. A British clothing design company Vollebak has made a jacket with hoodie called The Deep Sleep Cocoon that can help solve these problems.
The Woodlouse exoskeleton inspired 'self-contained microhabitat' closes like a helmet by folding down and keeps the face covered completely. The hoodie also includes a breathable elastic mesh visor that helps the wearer look outside but can't be seen through to the inside.
The external noise and light that disturbs sleeping astronauts can be avoided with the help of this Deep Sleep Cocoon. It is a prototype clothing that can also be used for space travel. Currently, astronauts use sleep masks in the International Space Station to sleep.
The hoodie comes with magnet buttons and space for noise-cancelling headphones.
The co-founder of the company, Steve Tidball says “We wanted zipping the Deep Sleep Cocoon up on a plane flight to be like hanging up a Do Not Disturb sign.”
But, it’s not as affordable as it is cool. The company has priced the jacket at $895 (around Rs 63,500) and it can be bought on the company’s website. Sleep is an important aspect while travelling in space.
Lack of sleep affects the workflow of the astronauts, that may cause them to make mistakes that might be dangerous in space. The test of the clothing can only justify its usage.