Student Awakes From Late-Afternoon Nap, Immediately Prepares for Early-Evening Nap
SchoolStudent Life February 23, 2023 The New England Classic
RONCALLI HALL — Naps are an important part of any college student’s lifestyle, providing much-needed respite from the constant educational grind for thousands of students everywhere. While a lucky few manage to function on just one nap a day, others rely on two, three, and even four naps just to keep trudging through lectures.
Waking up to the 5:00 P.M. setting sun, Roncalli resident Mary Restful (MCAS ’25) awoke from her late-afternoon nap well-rested, rejuvenated, and ready for her early-evening nap. Stretching contentedly, she opened her blinds to let in the sun for a solid two minutes, at which point she shut them again.
“A nap helps me stay motivated,” said Restful, already fluffing her pillow. “It gets me ready to get down to business and pump out some assignments.” Opening her laptop, Restful proceeded to spend a half-hour on Instagram before closing her laptop again. “I definitely couldn’t do without it.”
Noticing it was 5:30 p.m, Restful stretched, turned off her lamp, and crawled back into bed. “I mean, it’s already way past five,” She said, setting a timer. “I’ll just take a quick catnap, and at six I’ll really get down to business.” Restful turned off her alarm shortly thereafter and slept for another three hours.
Restful’s friend Lydia Wake (CSOM ’25) expressed admiration for her napping ability. “She takes late-morning and early-afternoon naps, too,” Said Wake as she prepared for her own naptime, “She even fits a mid-afternoon nap during Molecules and Cells, since she sits so far back that the professor never notices. It’s a perfect system.”
Sally Dormir (CSOM ’25), Restful’s roommate, was similarly impressed by Restful’s revolutionary sleep schedule. “She always has so much energy,” Dormir said, creeping into the dark room and almost tripping over a trash can. “I mean, she does in the middle of the night. That’s when she frantically finishes all the work she didn’t do during the day. Then she gets back into bed and plays on her phone until her alarm goes off at 7.”
“I’d recommend it to everyone,” Said Restful upon waking once again at 9:23 P.M. “College really does let you live your best life.”
At press time, Restful was scrolling through TikTok at 3 o’ clock in the morning and wondering why she could never sleep at night.