Shed light on the Japanese phenomenon of sleeping in public.
On National Sleeping In Public Day, there’s nobody better to take inspiration from than the Japanese. They’ve mastered the art of sleeping in public, known as inemuri — which translates to “sleeping whilst being present” in Japanese. This means sleeping in class, on trains, or even on the steps outside a mall are common sightings — at least, more so than in Europe, America, and anywhere else in the world. This was adopted in Japanese culture due to long work and study hours and is even considered to be a sign of a hard worker (and is sometimes encouraged by bosses!) as it means someone has stayed awake late to work or study the previous night. Maybe you’re not pulling 16-hour workdays, but we can all take a page from the inemuri book and have a nap in a public space every so often.
This share-worthy video offers three snooze-worthy tips for getting the most out of your public naps. Upload to your social channels as is, or add your very own tips for the perfect public snooze. Now go close your eyes for a few minutes. You deserve a rest.
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