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Take A Power Nap Anywhere With The Genuine Ostrich Pillow

Updated on July 12, 2015

You Can Take a Power Nap Anywhere

The Ostrich Pillow - Is cross between a pillow, and a hoodie. It doesn't matter whether you are a power napper or a recluse, the Ostrich Pillow will allow you to, at least momentarily, escape the rat race by sticking your head in a hole virtually anywhere.

Kawamura-Ganjavian- an architecture and design studio (I guess if you add design studio to your business name you can make pillows when the architecture business is slow) has designed a pillow that instead of lying your head on top of, you stick your head into, much like the way an Ostrich sticks its head into the ground. Hence the name Ostrich Pillow. This revolutionary concept was designed for taking private naps virtually anywhere.

According to the inventors:

"OSTRICH PILLOW offers a micro environment in which to take a comfortable power nap in the office, travelling or wherever you want."

One up for humankind... the Ostrich has to find a hole to stick it's head into, but with the invention of the Ostrich Pillow you can actually carry your hole with you... Or I suppose you could carry a shovel too. Your choice, but the Ostrich Pillow looks so much more comfortable. The Ostrich Pillow is being funded through the Kickstarter program, and seems to be on track to meet it's goal.

Image Credit: Clipped from Page Screen of You Tube video by studiobannanathings

The Ostrich Pillow - A Dream (maker) Come True

I'm pretty excited about the Ostrich Pillow. It brings back memories. Sometime during the last century, when I was in school, we would have study hall sessions as class electives. I guess the intent was for us kids to study, but in reality this was a great place to make up for the lost sleep endured by having to wake up and trek off to school each morning.

So picture about half of the study hall with their sweaters, coats, hoodiess or t-shirts pulled up over their heads and their hands tucked under their chins... the picture your envisioning is similar to someone using the Ostrich Pillow on a desktop or table, isn't it?

Well I don't have any kids in school so I can't say study hall even exists anymore, but if it does this would be the perfect study aid to bring in with you. Er, um... Sorry Mom's and Dad's, what I meant to say was: "Kids bring your school books with you so you can study hard".

Why Do Ostriches Stick Their Heads In The Sand ?

So a little quick reading tells me that an adult Ostrich can weigh between 150 and 250 pounds, that they are native to Africa, and that their land speeds are the fastest of all birds, in fact the fastest of all two legged creatures at over 43 miles per hour. What I'm not table to find is why the Ostrich sticks its head in a hole and that is of course because they do not.

Apparently it's a myth that the Ostrich will stick it's head in a hole when it feels it is danger. Several web views suggest the myth probably originated with Pliny the Elder (AD 23-79), who is said to have written about Ostriches; "when they have thrust their head and neck into a bush, that the whole of their body is concealed."

Ostriches will also lay flat to the ground when in danger to conceal themselves from predators such as lions. When they are performing this activity, they well may look as if their heads are buried. Image Credit -

Ostrich Pillow Finally Available On Amazon

The Ostrich Pillow - Funded By Donors

The production and distribution of the first Ostrich Pillows is being developed through funds made available at . Kickstarter bills their site as a "Funding Platform for Creative Projects".

These aren't loans, but you may get a first or limited edition of the project or some other incentive from the creative person or group for helping in funding the project. According to the Kickstarter site they have successfully launched more than 24,000 projects since "2009 and "2012"

If you're inclined to do so, don your Angel wings and head over to to get the skinny on what unique web site is all about.

Image Credit: Kickstarter Media Package

Ostrich Pillow Amazon Reviews

Ostrich Pillow Amazon Reviews There are some good and some not so good. Reading the amazon reviews it seems that there could already be many knockoffs of this original ideas coming out of Asia. My response is that the folks at Studio Banana Things )originator of the ostrich pillow) need to get product to market ASAP and that includes offering Ostrich Sleep Pillow at Amazon.

I realize getting these knockoffs out of the marketplace is important, but if the real thing isn't available soon, what's the point? Regardless, it's a shame that some unscrupulous folks are resorting to outright stealing this great product idea from Banana Studio Things and it seems even using their photos to promote it. Some Companies obviously have no values. I'll guess these same morals represent how much they care about product quality and customer service?

Granted the unauthorized versions are selling for a fraction of the originals, but is the quality the same. Check here for Ostrich Pillow Amazon Reviews

The Slanket And The Ostrich Pillow A Great Combination

Can Napping get any better than this combination; The Slanket "The Original Blanket With Sleeves" and the Ostrich Pillow. You can literally hibernate in a fleece comfort. Even if your laying back on the couch for a quickie nap, there should be no question that you are not to be disturbed.

Image Credit and Product Information: The Slanket Blanket-Alaskan Blue . Or click the photo.

What Do You Think About Taking Power Naps Almost Anywhere.

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    • BobZau profile imageAUTHOR

      Bob Zau 

      5 years ago

      @DANCING COWGIRL: Thanks or stopping by : )

    • DANCING COWGIRL profile image

      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Saw this on your Pintrest page and had to come take a look. Very interesting pillow for sure.

    • seodress profile image


      6 years ago

      Hilarious !!

    • Markwell1 profile image


      7 years ago


    • sue826 lm profile image

      sue826 lm 

      7 years ago

      I would have loved this during my first marriage - I spent most of the time on the couch with pillows over my head trying to block out the snoring. I think it's a great idea!

    • lesliesinclair profile image


      7 years ago

      Oh boy, maybe I could overcome my self consciousness and actually use this pillow in public.

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      7 years ago

      Wearing one makes you look like a character out of Doctor Who or something. It could be great for traveling though, especially trying to sleep on airplanes. (Ironic, right, since ostriches are flightless birds??)

    • FlynntheCat1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Oh my god I want one. They would be perfect for travelling. And all those places you end up sleeping with lights coming in everywhere.

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Very interesting. I like that this funky pillow covers your eyes. I might actually be able to nap in one of these.

    • squidoopets profile image

      Darcie French 

      7 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Looks like a brilliant design!

    • cutethings profile image


      7 years ago

      I haven't heard of Ostrich pillow before, but is sounds like an interesting idea.

    • Gayle Dowell profile image

      Gayle Dowell 

      7 years ago from Kansas

      I can say that I've never seen a pillow quite like this. It makes sense and looks comfortable, but I think I would make me feel trapped. Great lens by the way.

    • norma-holt profile image


      7 years ago

      What a great invention. My cats would leave home, however, if I stuck my head into one of these things. It would go well in the car for naps when tired drivers need to pull over. Blessed. Hugs

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I love naps. Regarding the ostrich pillow, I've been seeing this pillow around a lot lately. They seem really comfortable.

    • pcgamehardware profile image


      7 years ago

      Sounds like a great thing to have, even if your not an Ostrich... :)

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      7 years ago

      Definitely sounds great! Almost anywhere! :)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      A power nap is good to regain your energy and get ready for work again

    • BobZau profile imageAUTHOR

      Bob Zau 

      7 years ago

      @RedHairedRockHead: : )

    • RedHairedRockHead profile image


      7 years ago

      This is so silly! Made me laugh...

    • BobZau profile imageAUTHOR

      Bob Zau 

      7 years ago

      I really enjoy a good power nap. This will be great for traveling too.


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