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Updated on Friday, January 23

#20400

OMG:
Hey guys, I'm just a random student who is thinking of writing a proposal to create a nap space for students. I'm sure there are tons of logistics like sanitary upkeep and regulations to discourage abuse, but I want your thoughts. Sleep pods are hella expensive 13k each, so might not be viable. It could be a corporate sponsored space? Thoughts and ideas guys?

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  1. why not use the MC couches? just tell ppl to shut it and take yr nap

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    1. holy shit it's amazing how many times I slept there even tho the couches smell like farts
      One time I slept like 7 hours

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    2. You're actually not allowed to sleep there. MathSoc needs to get their act together and put an end to sleeping the the lounge.

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    3. the couches are getting replaced over reading week.
      you won't be able to anymore.

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  2. why do you people insist on sleeping on campus. Just sleep a full 8 hours at home like normal people.

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    1. -said the arts student.

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    2. 2a, you're an asshole.

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  3. I am actually very against this, it encourages unhealthy habits.

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  4. I'm personally against this. You're completely vulnerable to strangers while sleeping, and unless everybody gets access to a locker, I don't trust people not to rob me.

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    1. So you don't have to fucking do it?

      "I don't want steak served on campus because it's too tough for me to chew."

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    2. Hi 4a, this is 4. If you actually read carefully, you'll see my concerns can apply to anyone who used a sleeping room. Your logic is flawed because unlike tough steak which can be easily AVOIDED, safety applies to EVERYONE on campus regardless of when, how, or where.

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    3. 4.b what are you even talking about?! Safety on campus refers to what the campus does to keep students safe, not what students do. Students are responsible for their own belongings. You can't say you're against students napping because they might get robbed. That's not an argument. You can't control what each student does. You can say the same thing about the steak argument. You can't ban something because it poses a risk or discomfort to you personally.

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  5. I'm against this for a few reasons:
    1. You'd need to hire a couple of people (or get volunteers) to watch the room for safety reasons (prevent random people from walking in, stuff getting stolen as you'd have to implement something similar to a coat check).
    2. Hygiene concerns: shoes would need to be removed and having people sleep in their walk-around clothing would dirty the bed/hammack/whatever fairly fast, so cleaning would have to take place often and we'd need to pay to do that (or use something like a sleep pod http://www.podtime.co.uk/ , but those are really expensive).
    3. There'd be complications with rules surrounding use of the sleep area; should someone who snores loudly be allowed to use the sleep area? Those who pass gas in their sleep? Those could become problematic for others using the area.
    4. The space would likely see heavy-use, meaning either an appointment-based system would have to be used (which would likely lead to fast bookings) or a first-come-first-serve type scenario which would likely render it useless to those just looking for a quick nap because they're feeling tired.

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  6. Campus is not zoned as residential. You will have a hell of a time with this.

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  7. This is a university, not a preschool. Take your naps at home.

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    1. Yep. Don't try to make UWaterloo a comfortable place! Keep it the shithole it is so that it keeps falling in rankings ever year!

      FUCKING GUYS LIKE THIS!

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    2. How are we falling in the rankings when we were just rated number 1 in Ontario for 2014? I mean I don't even know where this is coming from. Do you have a brain injury? Where is this every year?

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    3. First for what by who?

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    4. UW didn't even make top 250 in the world last year, not even close to top in ontario erither

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  8. Show up to the FedS elections debate and ask the question of the candidates.

    -- VP Internal Candidate

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  9. Are there any precedents for this at other campuses? Of so what have their experiences been? Nice idea but I think it fails for reasons others already said. A power nap is like 20-30 minutes. Do the traditional thing and sleep in the back row of class. That's two sleeps per standard lecture.

    Some companies have this for their employees, monitored in the nurse's office so there's a gatekeeper and record of who checked in. Sheets and pillowcases get changed, you take off your shoes.

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  10. I just don't see how this could be sanitary without being really expensive

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  11. There's already a nap area on campus. It's called the MC Comfy Lounge.

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  12. I agree with most that the specificity of a sleeping area is flawed.

    We should adopt what UTM has a "Beanbag room" - literally a room full of beanbags where people can chill comfortable. If they happen to to fall asleep, they fall asleep (just as they do everywhere else).

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  13. Pods wouldn't work, you could get cheap cots. Have a system where you swipe your students card on the way in, and you get charged a dollar per hour, or some set rate per hour, and when you swipe out you get charged for the time. It would be somewhere that there is already someone 24hrs a day, like turnkey. Lockers would be needed for storing stuff, like the ones where you put a loonie in, and the key comes out. The hourly fee and lockers would pay for someone to wash all the cot covers once a day, or two days, but there would be a sign saying how often they get washed. Sheets wouldn't work, it would have to be some durable fabric, and people would sleep in their clothes, and would have to bring their own blankets. Pillow would be built into the cot.

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