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Strange blanket promises good night’s sleep with help of tentacle-like noodles

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Kyoto-based Golden Field knows a thing or two about sleep. The company manages the Goku no Kimochi massage parlor chain, which specializes in head massages that are so successful at helping customers drift off into sweet slumbering bliss that there’s currently a three-month waiting list for reservations.

For its latest project, Golden Field decided to rethink bedding, setting out to create a covering that would promote better sleeping than a standard blanket or down comforter. The design team ran into a wall, though, until a chance meal out gave them the insertion they needed.

While staring at a plate of udon noodles, the designers realized that this was the breakthrough they’d been searching for. Whereas a solid rectangular blanket locks you into one configuration and heat distribution, a grid of blanket “noodles” allows for instant customization.

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The Udon for Sleeping blanket is meant to be paired with a mesh top covering. Bunching up the “noodles” gives you more warmth, while sticking your limbs between the strands can cool you down, as well as give you support for your arms, legs, or an emotionally comforting huggy-pillow to squeeze as you snooze.

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The result, Golden Field says, is that Udon for Sleeping lets you warm your body, creating the optimal condition in which to fall asleep, but also to keep your core temperature cool enough so that you’ll sleep deeply until morning, instead of waking up sweaty and unrested half-way through the night in order to kick off excess covers.

Udon for Sleeping is priced at 16,800 yen, and can be ordered through Golden Field’s website here.

Source: Yahoo! Japan News/Kai-You, PR Times

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This make's me feel ill, somehow.

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Looks like a disaster waiting to happen if you're in need of a quick escape.

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I’d wake up feeling very full and wondering where the duvet had gone.

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Only in Japan could you have a three-month waiting list for people wanting to drift into sweet slumbering bliss.

I have a suspicion that it is a "lady's thing" in the same way a Hitachi magic wand really isn't for massaging tense neck muscles.

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Only in Japan could you have a three-month waiting list for people wanting to drift into sweet slumbering bliss.

You're silly if you think that only people in Japan care that much about sleeping. Sleep issues are one of the major problems of humanity.

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seems slightly sexy for some reason.

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Brilliant idea.

I hope they already submitted a patent for this.

It is not theoretically proven yet, but probably the comfort comes from a maximum surface of contact of body because of its unique shape and a bouncing force from each tentacle works as a massage or something.

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I dunno, if it delivers a good night's sleep, it can look whatever way it wants.

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So does this further prove that ladies like to sleep with tentacles then

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hachikou

It is not theoretically proven yet, but probably the comfort comes from a maximum surface of contact of body because of its unique shape and a bouncing force from each tentacle works as a massage or something.

+1 on the "as something". I think it's mention of "tentacles", rather than "noodles".

I'm not getting this at all as any as a boyfriend replacement.

Seriously, if you roll over to sleep on your stomach, your butt's going to be sticking out in the air like a rock in the middle of a Zen garden. It's certainly not designed for an old house in Aichi in winter. Or anywhere for that matter.

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Japanese already had this in their edo period with real tentacles and eels.

This modern version looks quite sexy though! Good sleep for ladies and arousing for men.

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I've seen enough anime to know where this is going...

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