Directed by Sibylle Smolka | 2016 | arte | WDR
Germans are famous for their discipline and efficiency. But these virtues require concessions in regard to sleep. Germans get up especially early; in fact they are the earliest risers in all of Europe. At the same time, people tend to go to bed at later times. Permanent artificial light and smart phones prevent us from getting the rest we need. Night has become day. But what happens when we ignore the day-night rhythm nature demands and what repercussions does this have for our health?
We visit Germany’s first “Nap Café”, where stressed urbanites recuperate during their lunch breaks, and test whether a night in a cornfield is really as romantic as most Germans think it is.
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