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Relax ALLY Restband lets you nod off, by keeping you from nodding


January 16, 2013

The Relax ALLY Restband in use

The Relax ALLY Restband in use

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Have you ever wondered how some airline, train or bus passengers are able to sleep with their heads balanced in the middle of their seat back? Well, if you don’t possess whatever skill it is that such people have, perhaps you could use a Relax ALLY Restband – it’s a headband that keeps your head attached to the seat.

The Restband actually consists of two parts – a soft, adjustable headband that is worn by the user, and a cam-buckled strap that is placed around the top of their back rest. When the user wants to grab some shut-eye, they just lean back and join the two together with built-in snap fasteners. The headband and strap will then keep their head from flopping too far over to either side, or from tipping forward. Should they need to get up quickly, however, the snap connecting the two will release.

According to its Finnish designers, the Restband keeps users from suddenly “nodding” themselves awake, unknowingly leaning against other passengers, or sleeping in positions that are painful to the neck or shoulders. They are currently raising production funds for the product, on Indiegogo. A pledge of US$39 will get you a Restband set of your own.

Source: Relax ALLY via OhGizmo

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away. All articles by Ben Coxworth

Interesting, it has great potential for practical jokes involving making people jump up and throttle themselves


This is Great! It makes me think, Why didn't I think of That? Which means that this is a great invention that has been so close to everyone's mind but no one quite got it before.

Really, probably the greatest invention since the long distance bus. I would buy one. Hope it proves to be safe.


i couldn't stop thinking that this equipment can be made cheap by almost everyone. but great idea though.

Aminuddin Awang Kechik

You could keep wearing it after your snooze as a groovy, retro headband otherwise I fear a bad case of "seat head" when you take it off.


Certainly more stowable than a travel pillow. It will work well for those whose heads fit within the seat top cushion, but for taller or shorter folks it may not work so well.

Bruce H. Anderson
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