Sleep deprivation is a serious issue here in Malaysia. According to research, Malaysians are only getting close to 6.5 hours of sleep on average everyday.
As we lose more and more sleep over time, we increase our sleep debt - which can lead to fuzzy-headedness, irritability, and fatigue
One of the effects of sleep deprivation is impaired judgement, so that (similar to the effects of alcohol) we usually do not notice, or may even subconsciously deny, the extent of our reduced alertness and functionality.howsleepworks.com
With this problem in mind, a business aptly named I'm So Sleepy hopes to combat the problem by providing a place for people to take naps at anytime throughout the day
Co-founders of I'm So Sleepy, Tan Ser Fei and his wife Kim Wong started the place after realising that people in the city have been losing sleep on a regular basis
I’m So Sleepy was incepted by Tan Ser Fei and his wife, Kim this past November after conducting thorough research.
Kim said, “After some research we found out that taking a short nap during the day has a whole lot of benefits to our body and life. Hence, we decided to create a place for people to take a nap anytime throughout the day, hoping that this good habit will not just help them perform better at work, but to improve their family life and health ultimately.”
The centre is charging naps from 30 minutes onwards, with prices depending on the duration of a nap. Each customer will be provided with a customised single bed and pillow.
I’m So Sleepy is charging naps from 30 minutes onwards, and customers can decide how long they want to have their siesta for. For instance, a 30-minute nap would cost RM8, an hour-long nap would be RM12, 90 minutes of sleep would be RM16, and a 2-hour-long nap would be RM20.vulcanpost.com
The beds are all customised with an adjustable back. Sheets are washed and changed after each use, so you won't have to worry about hygiene and cleanliness! Blankets and a portable shoulder massage machine are given upon request at a minimal fee. There's also free Wi-Fi for those who can't detach themselves from their devices.
There's also a free flow of brown rice tea that'll help you snooze better! Customers could also opt for a quick shower after their naps to freshen up.
In the long run, I'm So Sleepy hopes to be more than a nap station by providing a conducive environment for people to think, unwind and relax
Ultimately the aim of I’m So Sleepy is to provide apart from just naps, a hope to create an environment for working people to unwind and relax their mind if they don’t have one in their office. Kim said, “We believe by doing that, the overall work performance and lifestyle will become better.”vulcanpost.com
I'm So Sleepy is located at No. 69, Mezzanine, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, and they are open from 10am-8pm, on Mondays through Fridays. For more information, check out their Facebook page here.