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primal porcelain stomach-bed

return to the primal safty of the cave
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I had a bad time sleeping last night. It was hot since the super is out of town and left the boiler on high. Everyone has their windows open, it's like summer up in here.

After getting up for the third time to brush my teeth and debate the merits of taking a sleeping pill I had the sudden urge to curl up in the tub. (without filling it with water)

So I did.

The cool, clean, porcelain was so soothing. It was like a cave. I could brace my feet on one side and my back on the other. It was too hard, but it was so cool... I thought of the little stone coves wolves seek out for homes and I could see the appeal. I felt a deep and primal calm.

Then I realized I was acting really weird and got up to surf the net for the phrase "sleeping in the tub" I found out that many people and animals seem to go for it, but no one has made a tub-bed, or a cave-bed for people. I felt a little less weird and fell of to sleep on my husbands arm.

So, here is what I'd like. (I dreamed of it, in fact.) A bed that looks like a giant porcelain model of the stomach. (think of a big ovid-soild with a tube coming out of it on one side at about 45 degrees from horizontal) You crawl in through a hole. You may bring bedding and specially fitted pads to soften it, or use it bare ... for that *primal* feeling.

futurebird, Feb 14 2003

(?) Sleeping Pouch http://www.gliderco.../peekaboopouch.html
[DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Abilene http://www-personal...a/stories/liff.html
[Zircon, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) another route to primal calm... http://www.helstern.com/cradle.html
"We have had our cradle bed four years now and love it. we do not use the wedges." [futurebird, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) not quite what I had in mind... http://www.newcaret...s.com/vailspec.html
[futurebird, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) google answers http://answers.goog...hreadview&id=161358
I tried to pay people to help but it looks like my price is too low... [futurebird]

Firebed http://wwmag.net/Pages/firebed.htm
Kind of the opposite - out in the open and hot. Yet cool. [futurebird, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Firebed http://wwmag.net/Pages/firebed.htm
Kind of the opposite - out in the open and hot. Yet cool. [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Iron Lung http://www.haslib.demon.co.uk/ramc3.jpg
1950s English version of a porcelainized body organ to crawl into for a good night's sleep. [jurist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) New Age Approach http://www.core77.com/mackay/6.html
Not for the claustrophobic, but the next best thing to your own personal cave. [jurist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Try this place... http://www.madonnainn.com/tour/137.asp
... if you want to sleep in an expensive comfy cave. [snarfyguy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Improved Igloo http://www.icehotel...da.com/en/hotel.htm
Another "cool" place to bunk. [jurist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Nope, you're definitely weird. Tent beds, for crawling into, exist but I don't know how to find them in Google.
DrCurry, Feb 14 2003

       Yuo need some kind of soft fabric that is a good heat conductor to maintaine that Abilene* feeling.   

       *see 'Meaning of Liff' by Douglas Adams, or [link].
Zircon, Feb 14 2003

       Why let the drunks have all the fun? I've been searching for hours and I can't find anything about a bed like this. I've found some pet and cat beds that seem close, but I'm suprised that no one has made any kind of curl-up-in-a-cave type bed for people. There *is* a market...
futurebird, Feb 14 2003

       oh come on, don't you just wonder some times??
futurebird, Feb 14 2003

       I live in a basement. It's pretty cave like, and great in the summer, since it stays so cool (although with the moisture in the summer a broken dehumidifier is a catastrophe). In the winter its cold, which is also good for me since i like to sleep in the cold with 600 lbs (roughly 9 million kgs or something for you METRIC folk) of blankets. I wouldn't mind a mini-sleeping cave when I move out.
notme, Feb 14 2003

       I don't get claustrophobic very easily, but I thing waking up in the dark, surrounded by porcelain so that I couldn't even stand up to figure out where I was might just do it.
Worldgineer, Feb 14 2003

       If [futurebird] truly has her heart set on sleeping in a porcelainized body organ, she might try the Iron Lung link below, or a sensory deprivation tank for a more New Age approach. Both are ideal for that "primal" feeling.
jurist, Feb 14 2003

       I think my cave would be more cave shaped (rather tub/bath shaped) and be made of smooth wood with a little moss pillow and a duvet of leaves.   

       apologies, missed the stomach shaped part. yes, a nice shape for a cave.
po, Feb 14 2003

       [snarfyguy]'s link made me recall the Ice Hotel (Sweden and Canada) that we've discussed on several previous idea threads. If you were just looking for a really "cool" place to lay your head, these seasonal destination resorts would defeinitely have to be considered. (link)
jurist, Feb 14 2003


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