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Dog beds for humans

Updated on: 08 May,2022 08:40 AM IST  |  Sri Lanka
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The warmth of furry beds can’t be found in your old traditional one

Dog beds for humans

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Inspired from the comfort of a classic dog bed, a group of university students designed Plufl, the world’s first dog bed made for humans. If you’re thinking that the Plufl is just an oversized dog bed, you’re technically right but according to its creators, University of British Columbia students Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita, it’s much more than that. Apparently, the Plufl was engineered “to provide the optimal napping experience” and “maximise comfort and foster a sense of security, delivering relief for those who have ADHD, stress, and anxiety-related issues.”

Recently launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, the Plufl has already blown past its funding goal of $25,000, securing over $1,55,000 from hundreds of backers. Even though it’s not the cheapest dog bed in the world at $400, the Plufl seems to have gained quite a lot of fans already. Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita told Sleepopolis that they came up with the idea for a dog bed for humans while hanging out at a coffee shop in Vancouver called Great Dane Coffee, where they befriended both the owners and their pet Great Dane, Lady. It was apparently seeing Lady lounging in her custom-made bed that made Silverman ask himself, “Why shouldn’t people have this too?”

Unlike an actual dog bed, the Plufl is allegedly much more comfortable, thanks to the memory foam cushioning and the reinforced edge that allows users to rest their heads on it when they want. They also added straps and included a bag with each Plufl, so that it can be easily stored or transported. “The oval shape encourages foetal position (the most common and comfortable sleep form according to research), while the thick pillow border allows users to tuck their hands and feet, fostering a feeling of security,” reads the official description. “The orthopaedic memory foam provides ample support and the faux fur is soft and calming to touch.”

Cost of the dog bed made for humans by Plufl

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