Posted by: bluesyemre | May 12, 2015

Zzz Zone – Manchester University installs futuristic sleeping pods at library so students can catch up on sleep


Sleepy students in need of a power nap can get their heads down in a new sleeping pod just yards away from Manchester University library. All students love a power nap but this futuristic chair takes afternoon snoozing to a whole new level. Weary students in need of a boost can now clamber into a sleeping pod which has been installed at a Manchester University library. The pod has been installed as part of an informal experiment into how napping can optimise the brain’s ability to learn and retain information. Students are allowed 20 minutes of slumber inside the pod – installed in the “Zzz Zone” on floor 2 of the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons. The pod was the brainwave of student Grace Bamber who entered her idea into the campus-wide Eureka! 2014 competition.

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