Note: I'm So Sleepy is closed for renovation.
Apparently, when you’ve been awake for over 24 hours straight, driving sleepy becomes as dangerous as driving drunk. If you’ve dozed off at the wheel before, you need to know about this. Located in Damansara Uptown is KL’s first napping station – I’m So Sleepy – the answer to all sleep-deprived folks working in the Damansara Uptown area. Getting onto the LDP during rush hour can be a nightmare (well, where isn’t?), but at least Uptown folks are lucky enough to have sleeping pods in the vicinity. Inspired by the Japanese, the napping pods at I’m So Sleepy are designed for the fatigued office crowd who need a quick nap before heading home.
Having a couple of hours to kill in between photo shoots on one fine Thursday evening, we decided to check out I’m So Sleepy for a quick snooze. The setup is basic: it’s a small room filled with private sleeping cubicles, separated with partition boards and curtains.
The friendly receptionist told us that it would be RM8 for a 30-minute nap, which includes free (fast) Wi-Fi, use of washroom, and even a women’s area for extra privacy. With no time to lose, we peeled off our socks and stretched out on the (height-adjustable) mattress in the cubicles. There’s a light bulb installed in each cubicle if you want to do more work (but why would anyone do that). We were told that blankets require a surcharge of RM5 (as are the portable massage mats) so we decided to go without one. As it wasn’t rush hour yet, the place was pretty quiet, but light sleepers might find the loud creaking washroom doors a problem.
We did manage to get quick 30-minute nap (while worrying about escalating parking charges), hitting the snooze button a few more times before finally waking up. As a nice touch, there was a pot of freshly brewed brown rice tea waiting for us. We took a shower (clean towels available for RM5, so we suggest that you bring your own next time), had a leisurely cup of tea, and paid before leaving, refreshed (if reluctant) to face the traffic once more.
It felt like we’d just dropped by a friend’s house to take a rest, and this is actually a pretty great idea. We’re now considering petitioning for one outlet in the KLCC area.
Currently, promo rates at I’m So Sleepy start from RM8 for 30 minutes, RM12 for an hour, RM16 for 90 minutes, and RM20 for two hours of sleep.
|Venue name:||I'm So Sleepy||Contact:|
69 Jalan SS21/37
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm|
|Price:||30 minutes, RM8; 60 minutes, RM12; 90 minutes, RM16; 120 minutes, RM20|