As a young child, we were often forced to take naps whether it was at school, or at home. We resented the attempts to take us away from our favorite cartoons or play time. Fast forward a decade and some and as a college student we relish the chance to take a nap in between out hectic schedules. Being a sleep deprived student myself, I decided my policy would be for mandatory nap time for college students.
The benefits of naps go far beyond the 20-30 minutes spent sleeping. According to HuffPost’s article on research conducted on the benefits of napping, napping has many mental and physical benefits. Naps Have the power to relieve stress. As a college student, the juggle between working to keep grades high while respecting your commitment to activities such as organization and sports. The balance all these responsibilities can be be very stressful. Research shows that more than half of college student suffer from above average levels of stress. With a policy that requires students to a nap, schools would see a decrease in stress levels on its campuses.
With the never-ending influx of information from class, it can become rather difficult to retain everything taught in class. A nap before or after classes would greatly improve students ability to retain information and lead to better test scores and grades.