The Snazzy Napper: it’s the snazzy way to sleep, y’all!

Do you worry about looking snazzy while you sleep, readers?

Well, this guy – or gal, it’s impossible to tell – clearly doesn’t: s/he is more concerned with looking like a fugitive from justice instead. Or possibly a corpse that’s been covered with a blanket to avoid alarming the other passengers. Hmmm.

Don’t worry, though, our blanketed friend isn’t actually in hiding (or, you know, dead): he’s simply protecting his privacy while he sleeps, using the Snazzy Napper, which, as you can see, is a blanket with ventilation holes, which you can attach to your head, thus ensuring that no one will catch you in one of those private moments.

Yeah, we thought it was a joke too, at first.

Actually, the more we think about this, the more we can understand why it came into being. After all, there’s nothing more embarrassing than waking up on a plane (or bus, or train, or whatever), only to find that you’ve been lying there with your mouth open, a string of drool hanging from chin to chest, and all your fellow passengers looking on and laughing, is there? Or is the Snazzy Napper itself more embarrassing than that, we wonder? Is this one of those cases where the solution is almost as bad as the problem? Let’s find out.

Which would you rather do, readers:

a) Be seen sleeping in public.


b) Be seen in a Snazzy Napper in public.

The choice is yours. And if your choice happens to be “Snazzy Napper, please”, then you can click here to buy one for $14.99 (or $24.99 if you want the extra large version).


  • August 25, 2010


    As a person who spends quite a time commuting and therefore sleeping on buses, I deeply understand the concern of people who want to do that in privacy. But I’m quite sure I would cause some heart-attacks to my fellow passengers (all that corpse thing, you know. And terrorists. Definitely terrorists)and, of course, infinite laughter (which would most probably disturb my sleeping anyway. So, no. I would much rather be seen drooling, snoring, or banging my head against the window (which all had happened some time or another)than wearing this, well, blanket with holes in it.

    • August 25, 2010


      Plus, it is creepy, cause you never know what the person under that thing is really doing. Creepy, I’m telling ya!

  • August 25, 2010


    I’ll stick with an eye mask, thanks.

  • August 25, 2010


    I fall asleep on the train all the time (I even managed to do it standing up once) and I’d much rather people just saw me asleep than saw me wearing this thing. As Minka said, it has a lot of creepy potential.

  • August 25, 2010


    That bag would scare me!

  • August 25, 2010


    What I’m most concerned about is: Will my nose still stick out of this thing even if I move a lot in my sleep?! I’d rather be caught drooling than suffocate in my sleep because the blanket shifted.

  • August 25, 2010


    I sometimes doze on the train and it’s probably not very dignified but I can’t see how the Snazzy Napper is *more* dignified – and imagine what the bedhead it would give you after you take it off! Not to mention it can get very hot, stuffy and crowded on trains, I wouldn’t want to sleep under all that.

  • August 25, 2010


    ha ha such a funny picture, what next i ask myself!!! lol

  • August 25, 2010


    I only remember sleeping in public 2 times. One was in a train when I was 5 years old (I think) and it was 6 am or something like that and the other one was in a school trip on the bus when I was 13, I was tired from all the walking. But if I would have to sleep in public again, I would rather sleep with and eye mask or cover my face with my hair or even do nothing to my face and just sleep naturally than to put that thing over my face and body, that looks just too creepy to me. And when you think you’ve seen almost everything… this people invent such weird stuff.

  • August 26, 2010


    I am really hoping that this is a hoax/publicity stunt. This thing makes the Snuggie look like the epitome of class.

  • August 30, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    This reminds me of something I saw on “Genius” ( – except that on that programme the ideas are *meant* to be silly…

  • September 16, 2010


    I HONESTLY thought it was a burka for muslim women to travel with their husbands. I’m SERIOUS!!! What an absolutely CRAZY idea!!! Wew!!!

  • October 4, 2010


    I’d rather do the same thing with a coat or cardi than try that thing… and I don’t like to even think about sleeping on public transport.