Indiana University at South Bend is a commuter college. Many students have time between class, but nowhere to go.
Taking time to nap is now a scheduled activity.
Sophomore Michael Duttlinger is a typical college student. Busy with class and activities, but not enough time to sleep.
He and a friend decided to do something about it.
Michael says, "Most people laugh at us and then say it's a really good idea."
That "good idea" is the IUSB "Nap Club"!
Michael reads the bylaws of the group: "To offer IUSB students a chance to partake in a physiological beneficial activity." Translated: "Napping."
With air mattresses inflated, the club affords students the chance to rest. Right now, they don't have a dedicated spot on campus, but they’re working on it.
"A quick nap after lunch does great," Michael says.
Joe Spencer is the club's vice president. He says, "I had a lot of issues falling asleep in class, but my professors have noticed a difference even."
Monday through Thursday, from 11AM to 3PM, students grab some shut-eye.
Joe has slept anywhere from 30-minutes to two hours. And, better than conking-out in the library, there’s someone to wake you up.
Duttlinger says, "We have an officer present who will make sure no one's disrupting you and will wake you up on time so you're not late for class."
There's no fee for IUSB students to take a nap and the guys are thinking of having a field trip someday, to a mattress factory!
The guys say they've awakened people for snoring!