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Take your nap to the next level with ‘Napflix and Chill’

New website to fall asleep to

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Take your nap to the next level with ‘Napflix and Chill’

Photo courtesy of Napflix

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Photo courtesy of Napflix

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Alina Ogle, Contributor

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Naps. Kids hate them, adults just wish they had time for them.

This is the stuff siestas are made of, or at least that is what the new website believes. The half Netflix parody, half genius site curates different genres of the most dull videos on YouTube to possibly help those that have trouble falling asleep, and send them on a trip to la la land.

This streaming site is the brainchild of Victor Guiterrez de Tena and Francesc Perez, and has different genres, varying from sports religion and everything in-between. Boring math lectures? Check. Domino tournaments? Check. A documentary on the wonderful world of Tupperware? Check.

“When I first saw the site, I was just laughing at all the boring videos. Some of them were interesting; like there were royal weddings on there,” said junior Alexis Borna.

A recent poll conducted by the National Sleep foundation found that 95 percent of people use some type of computer, video game, or cell phone at least a few nights a week within an hour before bed.

“I tried it last night, and at first I wasn’t about it, but I put on rain falling and it really helped me fall asleep quicker than usual,” said sophomore Deney Martin. She added, “ I usually fall asleep to Netflix or TV, but because I’m interested in watching the show, it’s hard to let my mind fall asleep; this helped.”

The National Sleep Foundation also reported that too much light right before bedtime may prevent you from getting a good night sleep. Scientists have found that the light from electronic devices sends alerting signals to the brain, making it harder for someone to get proper rest.

In particular, blue light 460-nanometer range of the electromagnetic spectrum is the light given off by electronic devices. Cell phone makers have tried to avoid this problem by equipping smartphones with a “night mode”; this setting changes the colors of the screen, projecting hues of yellow rather than blue.

“I try not to fall asleep with the TV or anything else on, but I tried Napflix with the screen off and just listening to it, and it actually worked. I don’t like having any type of light on when I fall asleep, so listening to it was better for me and I was surprised it worked,” said senior Saul Marquez.

Whether this helps people nap more effectively or not, there is now a place to collectively enjoy curated-monotonous entertainment.

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