Ostrich Pillow Light, the miniaturized version of the original Ostrich Pillow power-napping device, lets you catch some sleep while traveling.
The world first got a taste of Studio Banana Things’ Ostrich Pillow Light back in November 2013, when the Kickstarter project got fully funded within 72 hours of launch, and ended up exceeding funding requirements by 377%. Back then, the pillow could be had for £28 ($44 at the time, $39 now), and in the meantime, the product has made it to retail with a price tag of around $45. In our store, Walyou Deals, the device is offered with a 13% discount for the next three days, so if the idea of power napping strikes a chord with you, keep reading.
Because of our hectic lifestyles, we rarely get enough sleep, and just to pour salt on the wound, we now have sleep trackers that can attest to that. It’s no wonder that we’re often caught snoozing in transit, regardless if we’re talking about a bus, train, or plane. Ostrich Pillow Light, despite not being one of those hi-tech devices inspired by biology, it does take its name from the African flightless bird that was believed (and wrongly so) to bury its head in the sand to avoid danger.
Ostrich Pillow Light could definitely come in hand for urban commuters who spend an average of one hour per day going to and coming back from work. Statistically, it seems that a power nap of 20 minutes can increase productivity by up to 30%, so it really wouldn’t hurt to take a nap while heading to the office, just so long as you don’t miss your station.
What makes this sleeping mask so effective at blocking sound is its filling. The polystyrene microbeads found inside the fabric shell are great at reducing noises. These also make it very light, as even the name of the product suggests, as the Ostrich Pillow Light weighs only 10.6 ounces, despite measuring 13.6″L x 5.7″W x 3.1″H. Add to that the fact that it’s very soft and plushy (being composed of 95% viscose, 5% elastomer), so not only will you benefit from noise-dampening materials, but do so while being very comfortable.
The Ostrich Pillow Light also features an elastic strap that is used for adjusting the pillow to your head’s diameter. Of course, when you’re not using it as a sleeping mask, you can loosen the strap and leave it around your neck, either for support or as protection against wind.
To buy Studio Banana Things’ Ostrich Pillow Light, head over to Walyou Deals and get it for $39, a 13% discount from the original price. The sleeping mask is only available in midnight gray, and comes with free shipping to continental US addresses. Deliveries are expected to take place between January 29 and February 1. Once you get one, you’ll be able to take power naps whenever, wherever, but especially in airports, trains, airplanes, buses, and cars, so long as you’re not the driver.