The floating bed
If you look at the world as a global village rather than a series of separate countries, you would find that the designers out there have come up with some very cool stuff. Because there is so much competition, designers have to become more innovative and exciting to capture the interest of a very discerning market.
John Huff is one such designer, and he has taken an interest in the bedroom, giving that which we use to give sleep a whole new dimension.
“I enjoy sleeping, relaxing, and I like the special relaxation of gentle rocking, which science has shown is very beneficial for us. I thought, ‘What would the ideal bed look like, feel like, and what benefits would it provide?’ What features would make everyone really love their bed?” says John.
He believes that beds create no real physiological or psychological state of rest and relaxation. They’re just a boring place to lie down. Beds don’t provide the most important feature, health-supporting motion. Earlier motional beds (waterbeds, hammocks, 4 point hanging beds, etc) have many problems, and are simply not that good to sleep on, because their motion is all wrong. Even though the idea of a hammock looks great, they have a long list of problems:
Hammocks are unstable, and people fall out (the center of gravity is too high),
- You can’t hang them in most rooms,
- They have very limited back-and-forth swinging (in one direction),
- They are bad for your back, because they sag, having no full perimeter support,
- They are barely usable even for one, and are far worse for two or more,
- They’re OK for a nap, but they are unhealthy and unsuitable as a primary, full-time sleeping place.
He studied the problem, and the scientific research, for a long time and realised that Omni-Pendulum or “floating” motion was the key to the ideal bed. So he designed the bed with the best motion. But he didn’t stop with one or two refinements. He wanted this device to really work, to be so great that everyone would fall in love with it. “I wanted it to be so good that you would want to sleep this way forever, to be really happy with it, year after year.”