Spain Introduces “Napflix” TV Channel to Make Siestas more Peaceful
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While Spain is famous for their siestas the Spanish actually have some of the lowest sleeping hours in Europe. The average Spaniard is up at seven in the morning and doesn’t sleep again until midnight. The country has a deeply engrained “work hard, play hard” culture and the siesta is dropping to the side. Now that Spain is beginning to adopt a working calendar more in line with the rest of Western Europe it looks like Spaniards are going to miss out on their sweet nap in the middle of the day.
Things could be changing soon however as two entrepreneurial Spaniards (out of the many Spain has), have created Napflix; a channel that’s designed to get you to sleep faster than any number of sheep ever could.
The channels creators said that everyone understands the feeling of insomnia. It feels like the body is ready for rest but the mind just won’t quieten down. We need to steady our minds and Napflix is the place to do it. It has a selection of only the sleepiest and silent content to calm your brain and send you to sleep.
The first programming schedule of the channel includes a two-hour lecture abou the complexities of Einstein from an esteemed physics professor. There is also a 54-minute long epic that is literally just rotisserie chickens rotating slowly, endlessly…for 54 minutes.
If you’re still awake after that then why not watch some of the 1992 Tour de France? Or some curling? How about the four-hour long World Chess Championship from 2013? If you need something a little more traditional to help you sleep at night then tune into waves lapping against the shore, a slowly burning candle, or the classic cosy fireplace.
One of the creators of Napflix, Victor de Tana, said that YouTube was filled with videos like this and that they were able to put these videos on their channel to help people sleep. He added that he personally finds cricket very boring, but we think it depends on who you ask.
He said that the content on the channel was chosen because it was just so boring, or because it had elevator music.