Have You Ever Wondered What It Takes To Sleep In Space?
Thankfully, space PJs are a thing.
Sleepin’ ain’t easy. You’ve probably found yourself in bed at some point, tossing and turning, looking up “How To Fall Asleep” on wikiHow.
Well, have you ever thought about how astronauts sleep? Up in SPACE?? IN ZERO GRAVITY?!!?!?
Let's tackle the most important question first – do astronauts have space jammies? The answer is YES!
Instead of a bed and pillows, astronauts on the ISS only have a sleeping bag inside a compact sleep capsule.
The sleeping bag is attached to the capsule with ropes, so the astronaut doesn't float away while asleep.
TBH, it's like a sleeping bag/jacket hybrid, so you pop your arms in through the holes and you're secure AF.
It’s a biiit of work. You can’t just get back to the ISS after an intergalactic night out and jump into your space bed.
No pillows? No problem! Because of the lack of gravity, your head won’t be lolling helplessly to any side, and you can sleep soundly.
And there you have it! Once you get used to it, it looks like sleeping in space might actually be comfier?!!?!?
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So... would you prefer to sleep the way astronauts do in space?
vote votesAww hell no. I prefer to sleep the way I have always slept. And they didn't take their blankies?!?!??!?
vote votesFuck yeahhhh. It seems like a more comfortable way to rest. And I get a free jacket!!!!
vote votesI can't remember the last time I got any sleep so who really cares anyway.
vote votesSure I'll do whatever it takes to get myself off the face of this earth.