Wrocław’s ‘Power Nap’ Cafe Now Open

An innovative cafe designed for power naps is now open on Wrocław's market square.

Named 'Vinci Power Nap Sleep Cafe', the venue houses several special hammocks for customers to get some kip during the day.

The people behind the new business claim that the cafe is "a response to growing fatigue and burnout in society." They believe that a 20-minute rest inside their cafe will allow people "to soothe and calm all their senses at the same time".

This is being made possible via the addition of soft grass, warm sand and air cushions (for one's sense of touch); delicate twilight, colour and special spacial arrangements (for sight); a specially composed soundtrack for our hearing, as well as special fragrances to stimulate our sense of smell.

Seeing as coffee obviously does more to hinder sleep than stimulate it, the cafe plan to promote other refreshments to satisfy people's taste-buds. This reportedly includes 'healthy drinks' and even oxygen (in some rooms the air is humidified, ionized and oxygenated).

"The concept is a response to the needs of today's society. We recharge phones and even cars, but we forget about ourselves. We don't have a plug to charge ourselves with – the only way to regain energy and regenerate is via sleep." 

Magdalena Filcek, Vinci Power Nap Sleep Cafe

According to Gazeta Wyborcza, the people behind the cafe hope to profit by wooing companies into buying subsriptions for their employees.

The service doesn't exactly come cheap though. One 'session', which usually lasts about 50 minutes, costs 90zł. First time users can nonetheless try out the service for 55zł.

Bookings for sessions can be made online via the cafe's website, while futher info is also available on their official Facebook page.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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