One of the biggest health concerns of being in space is that fluids float into a person’s head and squish eyeballs over time. Scientists have been worried that this could compromise missions to Mars and other space exploration because over half of the astronauts that have been in space for six months or more have developed vision problems.
Enter the special astro sleeping bag! It is designed to pull fluids down towards the feet while an astronaut sleeps so that they don’t experience this fluid/pressure build up. It was developed by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Scientists say that this could also be useful for people with other circulatory problems but it is still in early research stages.
I wonder if it could keep me from having to pee three times a night.