“Sleepbox” A Great Idea for the Airport. (Video Included)

I thought these were a great idea for anyone travelling long distance. Designed by the “Arch Group,” the following from their web site:-

 If you want to sleep, while waiting for your plane or train, it may cause many security and hygiene problems. For this purpose we have developed a device, SLEEPBOX. It provides moments of quiet sleep and rest from the city without wasting time searching for a hotel. Here are the possible locations for SLEEPBOX:
– Railroad stations
– Airports
– Expocentres
– Public and shopping centers
– Accommodation facilities


Thanks to SLEEPBOX any person has an opportunity to spend the night safely and cheaply in case of emergency, or when you have to spend few hours with your baggage.
SLEEPBOX is a small mobile space (box) 2mx1.4mx2.3m (h). The main functional element in it is a bed 2×0.6 m., which is equipped with automatic system of change of bed linen. Bed is soft, flexible strip of foamed polymer with the surface of the pulp tissue. Tape is rewound from one shaft to another, changing the bed. If a client wants to sleep in maximum comfort, he can take the normal set of bed linen for an extra fee. SLEEPBOX is equipped with a ventilation system, sound alerts, built-in LCD TV, WiFi, sockets for a laptop, charging phones. Also under the lounges is a place for luggage. After the clients exit, automatic change of bed linen starts and quartz lamps turns on. Payment can be made on a shared terminal, which provides the client with an electronic key. It is possible to buy from 15 minutes to several hours.

SLEEPBOX is intended primarily to perform one main function – to enable a person to sleep peacefully. But it can also be equipped with various additional functions, depending on the situation. Application of the device can be very broad, not only in the form of paid public service, but also for internal purposes of organizations and companies.

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10 Responses to “Sleepbox” A Great Idea for the Airport. (Video Included)

  1. malc50 says:

    Hi magsx2, Looks like a great idea for busy airports, etc..

  2. travelrat says:

    The ‘capsule hotel’ was originally a Japanese concept, but has been adopted in London and Amsterdam (http://www.yotel.com). I did consider using one last time I passed through Gatwick, but I thought they asked too much for just getting my head down for an hour or three.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      They look very nice, they seem to have more room in them than the sleepbox has, it would be good to be able to compare the prices of both of these. The sleepbox being smaller maybe cheaper. The sleepbox is also separate boxes, where as the other one’s look to be all connected, maybe thats why there were dear?

  3. Spiral says:

    I can see the Hollywood films now – kidnap box, cut off oxygen, control sound, television etc…

    Other than possible complications, I think it’s a great idea to be able to catch a few hrs of sleep in transit. I’ve seen photos of an Indian train station where local travellers just take a kind of swag with them to catch a few zzzzzzzzzs.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Spiral,
      Yes a horror movie in the making. 🙂

      I’ve been to airports where people are sleeping on the floor, we had to step over them to get to the departing gate. This idea you would think, would help some of those people out.

  4. Sue says:

    This sort of thing would of came in handy a few times for us. Noting worse than being stuck at an airport you can’t leave for a few hours after just spending 18hrs in the air.

  5. gregoryno6 says:

    Have your very own 2001: A Space Odyssey moment in a Sleepbox!

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