A hammock for your head sounds like the perfect nap time accessory, especially while traveling.
The NodPod, created by Paula Blankenship of Heirloom Traditions Paint in Kentucky, is a memory foam head pillow that is attached to the headrest of a plane, train or automobile with Velcro, and sits under the chin to support the neck.
Blankenship’s patent focuses on the over-the-seat attachment.
“That gives it loft and height,” she told The Huffington Post. “You don’t have any forward head motions. It looks ugly, but it feels fantastic. I just came back from London, and I have never in my life slept on a flight. I slept the entire trip.”
Their site explains the problem we’ve all faced:
The reason it’s hard to rest or sleep while traveling is because you can’t keep your head, neck and back perpendicular and at a 90-degree angle similar to how you sleep in bed at night. This patented solution provides the solution to amazing sleep while traveling by recreating how you sleep on a bed, but in an upright position.
NodPod is currently looking for Kickstarter support to get off the ground. Over 2,000 people have already helped propel their goal of $20,000 to almost $80,000 with 21 days left in the fundraising.
For Blankenship, it’s a lifelong dream realized.
“This has been my passion on my life… and at 53 it feels good to finally do something and see it through with a patent. This time, I just said, you know ... ‘I’m going to make this happen.’”