After noticing the passengers to fall asleep on their buses, Hong Kong The Ulu Travel Agency recently unveiled an innovative way for adults to sleep: a five-hour ride on an air-conditioned double-decker bus to virtually nowhere, according to a recent report.
As many in the city live in cramped spaces where building noise is wild day and night, napping becomes an almost necessary ritual, according to the recent Washington Post report.
A 2020 survey by the Center for Communication and Public Opinion of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Survey observed that almost 70% of respondents experienced some form of insomnia.
Hong Kongers have created an Instagram account with a name mtrsleepers perpetuate ingenious ways to sleep in the subway.
Frankie Chow, founder of the Ulu travel agency, recently told the Washington Post:
“Hong Kong people have too much stress from work and need a place to sleep, but their living spaces are too small. Some may not live alone and have to share apartments with their families, which may not be a good environment for rest. ”
He added: “The movement of the buses is reminiscent of a mother rocking a baby in her arms. It’s very comfortable.”
When the company started thinking about new tours, the marketing and business manager was inspired by the idea for the first bus sleeping tour in Hong Kong after seeing a post on social media of a friend who couldn’t sleep at night but could sleep well on the bus, recently report.
Ulu Travel advertises to potential passengers: “Do you have the experience of getting off the bus when you sleep the deepest? Are you looking for a continuous sleeping bus for a few hours? The first sleeping bus in Hong Kong will definitely help you you! ”
The 47-mile tour is the longest bus route in Hong Kong, designed for the best possible sleep, along with the “Food Coma Lunch,” with seats on the upper or lower deck called “decibel-free sleeping cabins” (with bathroom stop).
Cyclists receive a bag of goodies, along with an eye mask and earplugs to help them sleep, although some passengers bring their own blankets and slippers.
The ride is especially attractive to Hong Kongers, as many are unable to travel abroad due to very strict quarantine requirements, the Washington Post reports.
However, there are no known reports of a sleeping bus turning on its way to the United States, so Americans are stuck with good sleep hygiene, which includes a consistent sleep schedule, at least 7-8 hours of sleep, and off. all electronics at least 30 minutes before bedtime, according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Click here for more advice from disease control and prevention centers on better sleep (and no, a double-decker tour bus is not included in the recommendations – at least not yet).