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Sleeping On Air

Quite simple really.
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They already have these simulate skydiving chambers you can float around in. I assume they're very exiting and very much not conducive to sleep.

That's where the steaming pile of creativity comes in.

The only things keeping the experience of actually floating on air from feeling like the term "floating on air" is as follows:

1- Being suspended in a 250 mile per hour blast of air. (I think that's the terminal velocity of a falling human) The noise and impact of this method of suspension must be horrific.

Shoot, gotta go. I'll finish this later.

Ok, I'm back.

Aerodynamically shaped mattress with heavily insulated sleeping compartment. Whole thing is shaped like the Apollo command module re-entry vehicle.

As it gently rocks and sways in the hurricane like airflow, the passenger (or passengers ;) inside are insulated from the sound by the heavily padded construction.

Circulation is provided with several hundred feet of circuitous air channels that deaden vibration before they get to the sleeper. By the time the air reaches the person lying inside the chamber, the airflow has been slowed down to a breezy 5 MPH or so and is as quite as a whisper saying...

"Go to sleep, don't worry about having spent $150,000 on a bed that uses about $300 worth of electricity a night. Sleep! Sleeeeeep!"

doctorremulac3, Nov 15 2017

Duplicate idea? Air_20Bed
[hippo, Nov 16 2017]


       Nerf and earplugs?
pertinax, Nov 15 2017

       I would have called this 'blown and thrown' myself.
mylodon, Nov 15 2017

       I wonder what it would be like to try and fall asleep while being diamagnetically levitated.
I wouldn't think it would feel the same as sleeping in free-fall since you should still feel the pull of gravity even though all of your water molecules are being repelled.


       "wind chill" seems like a likely problem with this Idea.
Vernon, Nov 16 2017

       If you replaced the nitrogen in the air column with something much denser, but kept the oxygen, then presumably the machinery wouldn't have to blow so hard. Correction; presumably the machinery wouldn't have to blow so *fast*. That might reduce the noise, at any rate, and probably the wind chill, unless the denser gas were also much more conductive for some reason.
pertinax, Nov 16 2017

       What about a column of gallium? You lie on it, it melts as it slowly rises so you stay the same height. It's pretty non-toxic.   

       That's about as dense as it gets.
mylodon, Nov 16 2017

       //diamagnetically levitated// ionic dreams.   

       If the air is a little different, then the other way is a perfluorocarbon similarity slumber. Everyday is a birthday.
wjt, Nov 16 2017

       // "wind chill" seems like a likely problem //   

       If you used the discharge flow from a jet turbine, which is quite warm, it should be OK (apart from the smell of kerosene, which might be a bonus for some).
8th of 7, Nov 16 2017

       Reading in bed might be difficult
hippo, Nov 16 2017

       Instead of blasting noisy air upwards, send a large column of vacuum.
AusCan531, Nov 17 2017

       I could sleep in such wind without the capsule, provided that there are extra fans with vectors of thrust to balance me not to float into the borders of the compartment, and the temperature of air is sufficiently close to normal human body temperature from below, and good headphones, maybe helmet...
Inyuki, Nov 17 2017


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