Synthetic Sleeping Mat is a waterproof and tearproof sleeping mat designed for emergency relief, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Committee of the Red Cross.
Mat is made of 100% synthetic yarn virgin or recycled raw material. Marking, logo and color are customized.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Synthetic sleeping mat can be ordered via Unicef
Distributions to Date Status
100% virgin mono-lament or multi-lament warp and thick tape PP or Polyester yarn in weft
Dimensions: 1.8 x 0.9 m2 Weight: 0.5 kg/m2 Waterproof, tearproof, and material trim finish Material: 100% synthetic yarn woven 2/2 twill structure using a monofilament or multifilament warp. Minimum 500 deniers virgin propylene multi-filament straws for wefting Mat sides secured with a woven bias-binding tape with stitches through mat fabric.
The mat can most likely be patched with local materials if it becomes ripped. The manufacturer does not provide any replacement components.
Expected to last +12 months of use under hard tropical conditions
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The mat is designed to be waterproof and tearproof, and is suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
A similar product, the Viva Thermal Sleeping Mat, is an item featured in the UNHCR/ICRD/IFRC's Viva Winterisation Kit, which also includes a fire retardant winterization liner, a partition, heat-resistant floor protector (for a stove) and a heat-resistant chimney sleeve. The Synthetic Sleeping Mat could also be used along with the items found in this kit.
Academic Research and References
Vogler, P., 2008, Sleeping as a refuge? Embodied vulnerability and corporeal security during Refugees’ sleep at the Thai-Burma border, Worlds of Sleep, 193-210.
Compliance with regulations
Meets UNHCR standard for UNHCR relief efforts, which outlines distribution, relief planning, and relief action requirements.
The Synthetic Sleeping Mat has replaced the Comfort Sleeping Mat in the NRS Relief Catalogue.