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Sunday March 26th

Tar Heel Life Hacks

The Nap Map: Best spots to sleep on UNC's campus

The grind of university life can make you weary. The best weapon against creeping fatigue and everyday worries is simple: the art of the nap. Here is a brief list for the best spots on campus to catch some Zzz’s.

You’re welcome.


1. Graham Memorial

Ideal for sleeping in style. Mark it off your bucket list, too!

Quietness: 8/10 Zzz’s

Comfort: 8/10 cushions

2. Davis Library, couches throughout the first floor

Earbuds for noise are recommended – here’s a necessary nap playlist.

Quietness: 5/10 Zzz’s 

Comfort: 7/10 cushions

3. Undergraduate Library, basement

Find the U-shaped single-person couches that can be pushed together for solitary confinement.

Quietness: 6/10 Zzz’s

Comfort: 8/10 cushions

4. McCorkle Place

The quieter, shadier brother of Polk Place. We still love you, Quad.

Quietness: 8/10 Zzz’s (not during class transitions)

Comfort: 5/10 cushions (ENO needed)

5. That water fountain, outside Playmaker’s Theater

It’s near Bynum and Carr. This spot is tranquil during key warmer months.

Quietness: 6/10 Zzz’s

Comfort: 6/10 cushions

6. Kenan Memorial Stadium, offseason and non-game days

Think about it. So much room for activities, so little people. Blanket recommended.

Quietness: 9/10 Zzz’s (may fluctuate)

Comfort: 4/10 cushions (try the turf?)

7. Coker Arboretum

Yes. That’s all I have to say. Also, toys?

Quietness: 10/10 Zzz’s

Comfort: 8/10 cushions

BONUS: Make do with your circumstance

Hook up your ENO anywhere and tune out the outside world. If you live in Granville Towers, use the bars and railing in the outside staircases. If you live on North or South Campus, you have trees, road signs, even friends. Make two of your friends an end of the hammock. Relax. If you don’t own an ENO, grab a blanket and a pillow. This is college, we lack certain shame. Sleep anywhere!

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