VIDEO: Finland’s first sleep class

If a 30 minute snooze in the middle of the day sounds like just what you need in your life right now, Finland's first sleeping class could be perfect for you.


If it’s tough to go back to work on Mondays, especially with winter fast approaching, then a brand new class might be just what you’re looking for in the middle of the day.

Finland’s first ever sleep class has opened at Sofia Future Farm in Helsinki, and lets participants take a 30 minute nap in the middle of the day to recharge their batteries.

“You don’t have to have any special clothes on, come as you are, leave the phone out, relax for a moment” explains instructor Mariko Pajalahti.

Mariko guides the sleepers through some stretching towards a short-but-restful slumber. And just before coming round from that much-needed snooze, she leads the class in some gentle shaking to wake them up again.

“When it’s not too long, it’s really refreshing” she tells News Now Finland.

Anyone can join the class, and the organisers are hoping it attracts people on their lunchbreak from a stressful office job as well as students between classes or people in the city centre for shopping who need to power nap.