According to the Daily Mail, a Chinese inventor is developing an earthquake-proof bed that aims to protect the occupant during a quake.

If you live in an earthquake hotspot you may be able to sleep a little sounder, thanks to concept designs for an earthquake-proof bed.

An animated video showcases a series of designs for a bed that protects its slumbering occupants during a quake – but it may not be the bed of choice for the claustrophobic.

Resembling a cross between a strong box and a Venus flytrap, the mattress drops into a chamber covered with a protective lid when sensors feel the ground shaking.

The occupant inside would then wait out the quake in the strong box until help arrived, or the quake subsided.

Chinese inventor Wang Wenxi was granted a patent for the initial quake-proof bed in 2010 and has since updated the designs.

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