January 16 – September 21, 2024

Wood headrest shaped like a sleeping monk

How do you get a good night’s sleep? Everybody sleeps, but not all cultures have the same idea of how to sleep. Headrests are solid neck supports used to promote good sleep in many cultures around the world. Explore the science of sleep and the beauty and meaning of dozens of sculpted headrests from the Lam Museum’s collections–and even try one out yourself!