If you’re trying to get some sleep after a long and exhausting day, you definitely shouldn’t use Netflix; the video platform with original TV shows such as “Stranger Things” and “Narcos”, because it will take the rest of your energy while you’re dealing with the wild and mysterious stories it has to offer. Instead, why not use Napflix.

Napflix is a Spanish ‘siesta video platform’, which provides you with the most sleepy content connected with religion, sports, science and music. The website looks a bit like its counterpart as it uses a dark theme on purpose to give it a more relaxing atmosphere. The platform is available worldwide. Whether it’s a flight simulator or a quantum theory documentary, a documentary about pandas or a lection about Einstein, it always makes your brain relaxed and disconnected.

 

Turn on, Tune in, Pass out

Napflix is a nonprofit enterprise with Victor Guitérrez de Tena and Francesc Pérez as owners, are advertisers as well. Every year they work on projects outside their jobs together. That’s how the idea of Napflix came up . “Three weekends ago I was watching a typical goalless football match, and I started to think about all the things that I usually watch around my naptime that help me to sleep,” said Victor. He explained that the videos were supposed to be monotonic and nostalgic, reminding people of their childhood in a way that you don’t even lose the main idea if you fall asleep.

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Napflix. Shepp Breeds

 

The Culture of Boring Entertainment

The creators consider Napflix as a special genre of monotonous films, which are actually popular. A lot of videos from the digital platform have between 100,000 and 1,000,000 views. It’s also something about the culture of boring entertainment we live in. “We spend hours updating our Facebook timelines, seeing stories on Snapchat and playing boring games on our smartphones,” Victor said. Remember that 2009 popular Norwegian show that had 2 million views in the country, It aired during a train ride from Bergen to Oslo, which was seven and a half hours long. Remember one of Andy Warhol’s experimental movies Sleep from 1964, which сaptured his friend and poet John Giorno sleeping for five hours and twenty minutes. That’s where the concept of slow and boring TV came from.

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Insomnia is still something that many people all over the world struggle with every day. Though doctors say looking at any kind of screen before falling asleep is not good at all but let’s be real. When was actually the last time you fell asleep without using your notebook, TV, or even your smartphones.

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