Students have amongst the worst sleep of any group in society, which is especially ironic when you consider the importance of sleep for learning and creative thinking, and how much of both students are required to do. The ever-worsening situation has prompted the University of Manchester to install a Sleeping Pod into their university library. This follows a recent trend of on-campus sleep locations. In a piece out today on the Guardian Higher Education Network, I discuss the evidence around what might be termed the student sleep crisis, and the different types of responses that we are seeing around the world.
The article is freely accessible online and can be found here: http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/may/21/sleeping-pods-for-students-can-naps-replace-a-good-nights-sleep.