Why we sleep. Why we SLEEEP.
Sleep may seem trivial, mundane and dull in today’s world so laden with stimulations and options. But sleep is nothing but. Severely compromising sleep will kill you. Depriving of sleep can permanently damage your brain. Yet, a distorted culture is celebrating the sacrifice of sleep in the hope of increased productivity. The same culture that values immediate returns over long term investments. The culture that cannot sustain.
We sleep everyday, because evolution over billions of years has clearly favored organisms that sleep. Sleep allows for recovery as well as growth. Nearly all living beings on earth exhibit some form of sleep-wake cycle. In fact, less complex organisms such as microbes and plants have less distinct cycles compared with, say, mammals. Presumably, the need for sleep is most vital for us humans.
Unfortunately, our urban environments make it difficult for us to fulfill this fundamental need.
As an infant, we slept in every little space we find, in every possible way we can. As we grew larger, and our responsibilities heavier, we find our body constantly tired, our mind exhausted. Yet it is so difficult to find a quiet, secure space for us to stretch our legs and sleep. All the new ‘designs’ and ‘technologies’ are supposed to better our lives. Ironically, today the things we care to charge most have become our phones. Just as we need electricity to recharge our phones, we need quality sleep to recharge our body and mind. Our culture that runs on caffeine and celebrates burning out is simply not sustainable.
That is why we have created SLEEEP — a capsule hotel blending design and technology to promote a sustainable culture, one quality sleep at a time.
At the heart of Sheung Wan — the most vibrant district of Hong Kong — we have carved out a space for recharge. Our SLEEEP pilot project features 8 SLPers uniquely designed to induce quality sleep.
From the natural wood to the responsive lighting; smooth corners to the magnetic curtain… Every detail of our SLPer is designed for your quality sleep. You can also personalize your experience by choosing your mattress firmness, pillow types and blanket thickness when you check-in online.
In fact, our system is designed to let you book by hour or by nights depending on your needs. With your key delivered straight to your email, you won’t ever have to worry about picking one up or losing one again.
These are our efforts to give you a simple, elegant space for recharge, whenever you need it.
Sleep is our precious, natural talent to recharge our body, sharpen our focus, boost our creativity, and build up our resilience. Sleeping well enhances the quality of every moment with our eyes are open:
If you do not sleep, you cannot dream.