The Reflector’s guide to MRU’s best nap spots
‘Cause you’ve earned it, MRU
After a long study session, we all crave a little bit of sleep. Unfortunately, though, a lot of us at Mount Royal aren’t so fortunate that we live on residence and have our beds waiting for us a mere minutes walk away.
Instead, many of us commute to campus, which severely cuts into our sleeping time, especially on the days when we’re pulling long-haul study sessions.
For that reason, The Reflector has put together this handy guide of the best places to take a nap on campus, so we can all stay well-rested and at our best.
EA Study Room
Comfort level: 4/5
Pros: This quiet study space on the second floor of EA is a great place to catch up on some sleep. Furnished with cushy armchairs and spacious tables, it’s easy to curl up with some headphones, play relaxing tunes, and drift off to sleep.
Cons: People do use this space to study and if other students aren’t currently looking to catch up on their own sleep, they may not appreciate you taking up this study space to nap — especially if you happen to be a snorer. It’s best to be courteous and perhaps find a different sleep spot if this room seems to be on the
Couches by the Recreation Concourse
Comfort level: 3/5
Pros: It certainly isn’t uncommon to walk by these couches in between the Wellness Centre and the Recreation Entrance and see people napping, so if this is your choice location for catching some well-deserved rest, you’ll fit right in. Plus, the couches are a lot comfier than they look, especially if you’re already too dead-tired to care.
Cons: If you’re on the more self-conscious side about sleeping around campus, these couches may be in too public of a space for you. Besides that, it can get somewhat noisy when there’s a lot of activity going on in the area.
Landing on the stairwell that connects I-Wing to W-Wing
Comfort level: 1/5
Pros: The ledge around this landing is the perfect space to sleep! If comfort isn’t at the top of the priority list, this place is for you, as it is generally a low-traffic and quiet area to get some rest.
Cons: It’s a cement ledge, so comfort is certainly not a feature here. However, if you happen to have a locker or other storage space on campus, keeping a pillow on hand goes a long way to improve this nap space (which is something I personally have done in my first year)!