Does This Chicken Make You Unconscious? New Streaming Platform's Videos Are Meant to Induce Naps

Does This Chicken Make You Unconscious? New Streaming Platform's Videos Are Meant to Induce Naps

Does watching food cook very slowly make you want to curl up on the sofa? This one's for you.

By Drew DiSabatino

If you’re anything like us, or a certain Monday-averse cartoon cat, you love a good nap. It doesn’t always have to be all that long, but a solid nap is hard to beat. 

That’s why we're very curious about a new streaming platform called Napflix, a riff on Netflix that offers a selection of boring videos specifically aimed at helping you fall asleep, as Travel and Leisure reports.

You can choose from programming like Aquarium Fish Tank, Lecture on Karl Marx, or potential-but-probably-not-future-Emmy-winner: Cars In The Rain.

Because of our obsession with food we were also excited to find, among Napflix’s catalog offerings, a kind of blurry video of rotisserie chicken cooking on a spit. Although there isn’t much else in the way of food videos available in Napflix’s library yet, unless you count an infomercial for juicing, it did get us thinking: Which food would be the best to fall asleep watching?

Here are four possible contenders.

1. Dough Rising

If an hour and forty minutes of dough rising doesn’t put you to sleep, we don't know what will. It’s certainly a labor of love to sit through (but it’s also kind of cool if you cheat and skip ahead to see just how much the dough balloons). Nap-ability? 10 out of 10.

2. Someone Peeling A Potato

There’s a reason why peeling potatoes is a job reserved for the lowest ranking member of any kitchen staff. It's so monotonous, your eyelids will start feeling heavy after just a few spuds. Later taters.

3. Sizzling Bacon

If we can keep from drooling on ourselves in our sleep, this is a real contender. The sizzling sound is a little annoying at first, but you quickly get used to it and eventually it starts to get a little hypnotizing (Unless bacon sizzling triggers some kind of Pavlovian wake-up alarm for you). Bonus: When you wake up from your nap, you’ll think you’re waking up to freshly cooked bacon. Although, on second thought, you won’t actually wake up to freshly cooked bacon. So scratch that.

4. Watching Water Boil

They say a watched pot never boils. We say prove them wrong. If staring at an unmoving pot of water doesn’t bore you to sleep, it’s possible nothing will. If you do make it past the boiling point, the soft bubbling of water will either lull you to sleep or make you wet the bed. It’s a toss-up. 

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