The Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester University has installed nap pods in its library for students to sleep.

Weary students in need of a boost can now clamber into a sleeping pod which has been installed at a Manchester University library.

The pod has been installed as part of an informal experiment into how napping can optimise the brain’s ability to learn and retain information.

Students are allowed 20 minutes of slumber inside the pod – installed in the “Zzz Zone” on floor 2 of the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.

The pod was the brainwave of student Grace Bamber who entered her idea into the campus-wide Eureka! 2014 competition.

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