Brainstorm a sensory deprivation room with me?

Roland

Confident
Hellooooo, so for years, I've wanted to build a room or cabinet that was small like a closet, that I could get inside when I'm sensory overloaded or otherwise freaking out. It would be black on the inside, soundproofing material, if it was a cabinet it'd have handles on the inside. Soft blanket, maybe soft lights that can be turned off for complete darkness. I am five feet tall (~1.52 meters) and 125 pounds (~57 kg). The advantage to a cabinet is when I move, I can take it with me, without having to rebuild a closet, and if say I rent a house and can't make permanent changes or if there's no or not very good closets, I still have the cabinet. The disadvantage to a cabinet is, although I'm small, this would have to be pretty sturdy and big enough for me to fit, which can be hard to find. What do you guys think? Any ideas? I've seen those like sensory tents that kids use, but I don't like how thin the walls are.

**Sorry, I maybe should have put this in the social thread? I thought of it after the fact and am not sure how to move it**
 

Dergrosse

Confident
I'm not too sure on design, but make sure you consider the oxygen inside of whatever you build. If you're going to be shutting out the light you could be shutting out the air flow, a meter may be beneficial to moniter, but that doesn't really assist with the sensory deprivation part.

I don’t know what you would think about it, I once built my supporter a window seat with shelves for books underneath. As I was reading I pictured a similar design where you could lift the top and get inside. Not sure how you'd feel about laying down though.
 

Roland

Confident
I'm not too sure on design, but make sure you consider the oxygen inside of whatever you build. If you're going to be shutting out the light you could be shutting out the air flow, a meter may be beneficial to moniter, but that doesn't really assist with the sensory deprivation part.

I don’t know what you would think about it, I once built my supporter a window seat with shelves for books underneath. As I was reading I pictured a similar design where you could lift the top and get inside. Not sure how you'd feel about laying down though.
This sounds crazy, but I thought about a dog house or a dog crate because they already have ventilation in mind. The window seat sounds like a lovely idea <3

After some thinking, I realized this is probably the best plan (link below). It's a pop-up tent. That way I can take it with me when I move, plus it takes up next to no space so I don't have to worry about it and I can use noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs in there for sound control. I don't really need it often enough to justify putting too much into it, but dammit when I need it, I need it xD Solid walls would be better, a closet would be really amazing, maybe one day I'll live in a house that I could do that to permanently, or maybe by then I won't need it anymore.

 

arfie

MyPTSD Pro
many children's furniture designs appeal to the fort builders in all of us. it wouldn't be too difficult to add in some insulation board, etc., for sound/light proofing.

plug "children's furniture" into your web browser and see what comes up.
 
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