Rather than pushing over-tired teens to participate or sending them home to sleep (both options will not lead to learning), two schools in the USA have used Mental Health funding to install Sleep Pods by MetroNaps.
• Did not get a enough sleep
• Show signs of fatigue such as headaches, irritability and aggression
• Are anxious about their school marks
• Are not able to focus in class
Even teachers who battle with high blood pressure are finding the time in the sleep pod a great ‘time out’.
How does a sleep pod work?
This sleep pod consists of a reclining chair with a ‘dome’ cover. The participant lies back in the chair and enjoys a 20-minute power nap while the dome provides a quiet, dark environment. After 20 minutes, the teen re-joins the class rejuvenated and refuelled. Read more here: Sleep pods – Basically the best invention for teens