mad30: (uncleandy)
( Mar. 9th, 2010 02:10 am)
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I recently came across this series of Forensic Pillow designs and couldn’t help thinking they are not the most relaxing things out there.

Imagine walking in on someone sleeping under this:

VIA: -SHE WALKS SOFTLY-

Sleep is supposed to be a time of peace and relaxation. Most of us drift from our waking lives into predictable cycles of deep, non-rapid-eye-movement sleep, followed by dream-filled rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep. But when the boundaries of these three phases of arousal get fuzzy, sleep can be downright scary. In fact, some sleep disorders seem more at home in horror films than in your bedroom.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/ArtAndPhoto-Fronts/HEALTH/Illustrations/Exploding_head.standard.jpg
Marie Raymond sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night, heart pounding, freaked out by the sound of her name being shouted loud and clear. Other times she’ll be awakened by the sound of a huge crash, as if someone has broken a window or knocked over a set of dishes. 

“The sound is terrifying — super loud, like someone has broken in,” says Raymond, a 38-year-old arts administrator from Seattle. “But when I get up to look around, nothing’s amiss and everything’s quiet.” After dealing with it off and on for the last several months, Raymond believes she may have exploding head syndrome. She hasn’t seen a doctor about it, but has done some research online.

mad30: (uncleandy)
( Feb. 26th, 2010 02:26 am)
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Forrest Jessee designed the sleep suit.

The project attempts to challenge the idea of personal space in relationship to the human body and its surrounding environment. It is inspired by Buckminster Fuller's practice of Dymaxion Sleeping, which involves four 30-minute naps over a period of 24 hours, and the material requirements for such conditions.

Architecturally, the very close relationship between the human body and the suit acts as the generator of form as well as tool to negotiate between the occupant and his or her surroundings. The structure of the material, a structural pleat, is used as a means to create feelings of connected and disconnectedness as well as provide varying levels of support for different parts of the body.
I've had plenty of weird, vivid dreams worth sharing in recent weeks, but thought I'd post this one for the "journal". It's basically a continuation of a dream that I've had at least a half dozen times now, a very lucid dream where I realize that I'm sleeping. I'm in a night club type of setting, up high, like the 20th floor of a building, and there is bizarre music playing. It's not techno but very electronic and tone oriented melodies, soothing yet dark and brooding. Whale songs come to mind and frequencies from deep under-water.

Upon talking to various people at this "club", I begin to realize that everyone here knows they are a "dreamer" too, having a mutually shared dream experience in this building. It's a shared understanding that, in the waking world, we are "scouting" people to come with us to this dream dimension so we can plan and party, away from the peering eyes and ears of the "real world". We will knowingly TRY to get more people back to this dream facility when they go to sleep, so we can all have a central meeting point in the reality of the dream-scape.

The different levels of the building lead to different dimensional planes, different realities of dreamers and sleep states. Perhaps other planets and universes as well. We are thinking up new ways, in the WAKING WORLD, to try and promote our club and get people to join us in the shared dream. In other words, we're trying to recruit new members.

It might sound mundane or boring, but could be a good upcoming experiment. A "viral marketing campaign" to try and influence people to focus in on a particular dream facility where we all might share a mutual ESP type experience. I've always been fascinated by the possibility that the people you meet in your dreams, are actually other dreamers, suffering a partial amnesia, and perhaps wearing different masks than the faces and flesh of their real lives. I'll definitely keep giving it some further thought and consideration as I think there are some strange and potentially ground-breaking possibilities with this "research".



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