Saturday Stuff from my Introverted World

blanketCocoonIt’s 3:40 in the morning and I should be blissfully asleep, but instead I’m sitting here chatting with you because my monkey mind is too busy screaming at me.  My week left me with too many unprocessed things bouncing around in my brain, one of the more distressing aspects of being an introvert, hence the restless sleep.  As enjoyable as spending time with you may be, it that doesn’t bode well for the rest of my day, so I’m going to natter on for a bit, have some nice hot tea and then see if I can grab a few more hours of sleep.

OK, now it’s 4:59.  I found some interesting stuff on the internet and got sidetracked.  My boiling water has grown cold.  (I love electric kettles because I don’t have to worry about them burning dry on the stove when I get lost in thought.  They just shut themselves off and wait patiently for me to remember they are there.)

Because the introvert sweater was such a hit, I was looking for some new introvert nap wear and I think I’ve found some.  Let me try them on you:

How about a cocoon sleeping bag?  You can just install it anywhere and zip yourself away from the world.  As far as I can tell, it never made it from design to production.  I’m not sure how comfortable it would be.


Here’s another humdinger of a design that supposedly keeps you comfortably cushioned anywhere.  I think that I’d just feel claustrophobic and vulnerable.


The ostrich pillow looks interesting.  I could shut out the world for my much needed power naps.  (The company uses some clever advertising with a TED-like ding at the opening of the video and some very Apple-like content.  The video is outdated, asking for kickstarter contributions, but the pillow is now for sale.  I’d love to try one if I could get it at a good price.)

Then there is the energy pod.  Google uses them in their offices.  Only $8000 USD each.  I would love to try one.

energyPodBut here is my ultimate napping wear.  It’s actually a bed, so not very portable, but one I think I’d like in our bedroom.  It’s called the Cosmos Bed and here’s what it looks like at night:


5:39 AM… I’ve played a little, had a snack and some hot tea.  Now it’s time for a nap before I take on my weekend.  Happy dreaming!

Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  Look for my ongoing series debunking the introvert myths (Sunday) and introvert cartoons (Wednesday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime.  Come and share with like-minded introverts.  I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.

14 thoughts on “Saturday Stuff from my Introverted World

  1. I rolled over this morning too and it was around 5 – something . . . I groaned at the clock, it didn’t utter a word back at me. Good thing too, because that would’ve freaked me out! As far as, the video goes . . . all I can say is “whatever works!”

  2. Claustrophobic Introvert – don’t wrap me or close me in. Just give me my space 🙂

    Saw the google pods in the very funny movie The Interns with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. All through the movie, Hub and I looked at each other and said we SO could not work in today’s corporate structure where we don’t have our own offices and have to do all the …. networking and mingling and friending!!

  3. PS – That sleep thing – or awake thing – I am wide awake at 4am no matter what time I go to bed. I haven’t yet gotten out of bed; I just try to go back to sleep or lie there and relax. But I know it’s just a matter of time. I’ve watched my near-90-year-old parents revert to baby sleep patterns. Awake a couple hours. Sleep a couple hours. Repeat cycle 24/7.

  4. You clazy lady. [grin]
    I’ve been here since 4:10am because Lui won’t let me sleep beyond 4. No way. I need the odd nanna-nap during the day, of course: Superwoman I am not. It’s actually a very useful time, when I respond to all the posts that have come in overnight …
    I reckon you should simply add a ‘+’ sign to your logo and your blogname: quick, simple, true. Whaddya fink? – when it’s time, I mean …

  5. I’m a consummate over-sleeper. The only day I can truly indulge my nocturnal body clock is the Friday -> Saturday bridge. As I type this (11:15am), I’ve been awake approximately 1 hour. But the rest of the week, I get 5 hours of sleep *at best* because of my permanent inability to adapt to the 9 – 5 work structure.

    Yes, any office trying to break down the walls and make everyone face each other, all the time, entirely removes my ability to function.

  6. I don’t think I would like any of those devices, my claustrophobia would definitely kick in! But I love my Snuggie blanket because it’s so versatile – it can be used as a cover for a nap, it can be used as a sweater when you’re cold in the evenings, it’s so lightweight it folds into a small bundle & easily transportable.

  7. I adore the cocoon picture. That’s EXACTLY how I felt on Saturday. Introvert me exerted myself, I shut down and recharged and felt MUCH better for it.

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