Calm, a company that markets mindfulness products, has produced “Baa Baa Land,” an eight-hour movie about sheep meant to bore people to sleep.
The self-proclaimed “slow motion epic” and “dullest movie ever made” has no plot, dialogue or actors to speak of, according to a press release.
“It’s better than any sleeping pill – the ultimate insomnia cure,” Alex Tew, executive producer of the film and co-founder of Calm, said in a statement.
But if you’re really looking for a sound night of sleep, experts agree that watching a movie (or simply looking at a screen at all) isn’t the way to do it. Getting in some screen time before bed can end up stimulating your brain more than relaxing you.
Rajkumar (Raj) Dasgupta, assistant professor of clinical medicine at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, spoke with HuffPost about “Baa Baa Land” and its claim to help insomniacs.
“One of the reasons people are having trouble sleeping is always going to be technology and it’s a double-edged sword. Because if you want to get good sleep you’ve got to put technology away,” he said. “You want to be arms distance from your iPhone, from your Kindle, etc. And, when we talk about a movie like this, you can just imagine ? in our generation ? they’re going to watch this movie on those technology devices.”
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