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UC Davis Offers Free Class on ‘Power Napping’

UC Davis Offers Free Class on ‘Power Napping’

“Yes, it is exactly what you think it is!”

Where were classes like this when I was in school? I really could have used the rest.

Campus Reform reports:

UC-Davis offers ‘FREE power nap class’

The University of California-Davis offers a “FREE power nap class” where “trained instructors” teach students strategies to help them avoid falling asleep in class.

The class is offered thrice-weekly throughout the school year at 25 locations, depicted on an online map, where students can take their power nap in and on everything—ranging from outdoor hammocks to yoga mats in a dance studio.

“Yes, it is exactly what you think it is! Have you ever wanted to take a nap, but were afraid of sleeping through a class or midterm?” the course description reads. “Well, come to one of our guided power nap classes, where that will not need to be a worry for you.”

For the first five minutes, “trained instructors” lead students by settling them in and calming them down, followed by a 20-minute power nap that ends with a “gentle wake-up call.”

“For some reason, there is a culture on campus that, in order to be academically successful, our wellness needs to go out the door,” Brian Luu, who teaches the Power Nap class, told The Sacramento Bee.

“I’m very appreciative that I can sit here today and…relax,” adding that she doesn’t like to nap in public,” sophomore Valerie Ramos told The Bee.


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