We often use the expression "dead to the world" to describe someone who has enjoyed an incredibly peaceful night's sleep. Nevertheless, there is a young woman who appears to have taken this phrase quite literally, as she seems to sleep as soundly as the deceased.
A self-proclaimed 'vampire' influencer, who goes by the name Sad Spice on social media, has taken her fascination with all things Dracula to the next level by opting to slumber within an authentic coffin.
On TikTok, this influencer provided a glimpse into her distinctive sleeping habits and elaborated on the diverse reasons for her attachment to her coffin.
She revealed in a recent video, then went on to describe how she acquired it from a store called 'Casket Builder Supply' and had to paint and assemble it on her own. "Yes, I keep a whole real coffin in my bedroom."
"Ever since I was 14 I always wanted a coffin of my own so I could hide away from my problems," she said, before saying her parents were against the idea of a coffin bed "because that would be weird."
By adopting a vampire persona and engaging in cosplay as Sad Spice on TikTok, she has amassed an impressive following of more than 600,000 people.
Thus, although her behavior may be deemed unconventional, it is clear that a significant number of individuals endorse and appreciate her content.
One might assume that the 6-foot-8-inch casket is purely ornamental, but that would be a mistaken belief. The influencer has gone a step further by incorporating a 4-inch layer of memory foam inside the coffin, rendering it remarkably comfortable for slumber.
"No, I don't close the lid, however, it is not airtight. It is safe," she added.
In addition to providing a cozy place to rest, there are further benefits to owning the coffin.
The influencer pointed out "it's a great way of weeding out potentially bad dates, 'cause ain't no one wanna hang out with someone who has a coffin in their room." Good point.
In her video, she wrapped up by remarking that the coffin is "a great way to hide away from my problems," though not all of her followers were entirely convinced.
The comments section featured a diverse range of opinions on the coffin bed, with numerous individuals confessing that they couldn't quite grasp the concept.
"See this, a huuuuuuuge red flag and honestly more of a sign to run away instead of walk away," one wrote.
"This isn't normal, you got some trauma...this coming from a guy who's born in Communist Transylvania," another added, while a third called her a "weirdo".
"Uhm woman, are you okay?" someone else asked.
"Only asking cause you shouldn't be really having a full on coffin in your bedroom."
"What..... the... f**k," another wondered.
However, some were more enthusiastic about the idea, as one commenter expressed: "Okay so this has it confirmed. I'm attracted to red flags."
"That is actually really cool.. specially with your fangs," another added.
"So just a thought: you could find a way to mount a phone or iPad in the lid turning into a personal home theatre," a third suggested.
With the woman replying: "Oh my gosh wait that's genius!! Totally gonna look into how I can do that!"
"Just a little reading/decompression nook. Perfection," someone else said.
As she responded: "YES!! It's honestly so cosy for reading!"
"Girl you are literally living my dream, the fangs, the coffin bed," another wrote.
"I'm very happy for you."
Furthermore, some individuals even brainstormed practical applications for the coffin bed.
"Honestly I would love a memory foam padded box to hide in, especially if my migraines came back," one admitted.
"I would close the lid though!"
As another said: "Honestly this sounds lit for night shift workers.