#2253: SpaceSheet

Astronauts, I’m told, have real difficulty in adapting to sleeping in space.

Microgravity means that they need to strap themselves in and often find their arms floating freely when they wake up.


Today’s invention is a blanket for astronauts which has a matrix of small but strong magnets embedded in its outer surface.

These are attracted to a steel bedboard so that the astronaut can feel some simulated blanket weight and thus fall asleep more easily.

Weaker magnets embedded in velcro straps would provide similar restraints for the hands.