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Caring about students' sleep with new nap room

Released: 13.09.16

Students at Marjon now have access to a new ‘nap room’, which is perfectly placed in the friendly Chaplaincy, which welcomes all faiths and none, and offers many opportunities to get involved. 

Alongside the Chapel, common room and quiet room, the room, with its ambient floor level lighting, giant sized bean bags, scented candles, and eye masks, it’s an invitation to a haven of tranquillity and calm. And if you’re looking for a unique experience, there is an especially comfortable hammock to hug you gently as you slumber.

The mastermind behind the room is Reverend Nick Griffin who said it was something students had asked for: “Sleep is important to students and they often talk to us about problems with juggling studying with family life and work commitments, and we know that a lack of sleep is one of the biggest negative factors affecting the brain’s cognitive function.

“Smart phones are an issue too, with busy social lives and constant digital connection; students can switch off for 15 minutes.

“Rest is important because it enables us to focus, recharge our batteries and achieve our best work.”

So if you’re looking for a more comfortable place for that much needed power nap, as opposed to the top of a pile of books, what do you need to know? The room is available for ‘short’ naps only during the day, and students are expected to be respectful of others when using the facility.

Reverend Nick Griffin would like the experience to be as relaxed as possible, though there are a few basic guidelines in place which are pinned to the door, and there’s always someone on hand to answer any questions or sit and have a chat and a cup of tea with in the Chaplaincy.

This wonderful new facility, which students are already excited about, shows what lengths the University will go to when it comes to supporting its students’ wellbeing.  

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