Today on The Saber Slate, we present to you the top 10 places/times to nap at FHS. Yes, you read that right – nap, as in lay down and sleep. With the new school additions, including floor space and furniture, and a 7 hour and 14 minute school day, there are more places and times than ever before to nap at FHS.
Research has found that teenagers need 9 1/2 hours of sleep. Psh, sleep. In actuality, the average teenager gets about 7 hours of sleep. So, it makes sense that we often feel the need to make up those 2 1/2 hours with naps. In no particular order, here’s the list:
- The new furniture: These sofas and benches are very comfortable, and perfect to lie down on (stay tuned to The Saber Slate for an in depth article on all our new furniture).
- In Resource: Resource is a time for getting homework done. Resource is a time to seek additional help from teachers and tutors. Resource is also a great time for napping, considering no one seems to ever get anything done in resource, anyway.
- In your most boring class (or in 1st or 4th hour): Sometimes you just can’t help your eyes from starting to droop in the one class you just can’t stand. This is a particularly true if it’s 1st or 4th hour, when you’re still trying to wake up or eager for that afternoon nap.
- During passing time: Unless you can sleepwalk, this one is only relevant if you can quickly get to your class and then take a nap. It does, however, work good for the time between resource and 1st hour because, if you’re sneaky, you can extend the nap for an extra 7 minutes during announcements.
- Auditorium: The auditorium is usually dimly lit, and there are lots of places to crouch behind. If you can make it behind the curtain you’re pretty much home-free from there.
- Anywhere in the commons area upstairs: From sofas to padded benches, there are so so many good places to nap here. This area’s also a ‘legal’ area to be in after school (the auditorium area, however, is questionable for after-school naps). Large risers overlooking the parking area are also great for lying down. Due to the huge glass windows that let the sunshine in, this area can get cozy warm in the afternoon.
- After you finish a test and there’s “nothing else do do”: You killed that test; you deserve that nap. This one is especially relevant for after math tests.
- Underneath a desk/table/in the corner: This doesn’t work for the new ‘spinny’ desks, but basically, if you can fit underneath the desk, it’s a potential napping spot.
- When a movie is being shown: In most classes, if the teacher is showing a movie, it’s either the day before a long break, or the awkward 2 months after AP exams. When the lights go off, it’s hard not to nap. But, if you’re supposed to do a reading guide or a response afterwards, then you should probably pay attention.
- The Library: If you go into the back sections of the library, chances are no one is going to find you or come after you. If your class has work time in the library, it’s pretty easy to sneak behind a shelf, pretend to be looking for a book, and then start to snooze. There are comfy couches in the library, too.
DISCLAIMER: Please use discretion when deciding when and where to nap. Be sure to make sure it’s okay with your teacher if you’re in a class when you take a nap. So, which of these is your favorite?