Using The Nap Room

Naps are proven to offer physical and mental health benefits. Current CSUDH enrolled students can recharge
with a 20-minute nap in one of our five state-of-the-art energy (nap) pods. All nap pods are ADA accessible.

How to Book A Session

  • Stop by the information desk or call 310 243-3559 during summer building hours.
  • First time users will need to complete an application and sign the Nap Room Terms of Use.
  • You may book a nap session up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Sessions are available in a first-come, first serve basis; Consecutive bookings are not permitted.

Hours of Operation

The Nap Room is open during facility hours.

About The Nap Room

The Energy (Nap) Pods

Rest comfortably. The pods are designed for an optimal zero gravity napping position. Which relieves the cardiac system by lowering the chest and elevating legs. The (optional) orbital privacy visors block enough light and sound in a communal environment and are manually operated. Base lights indicate if a pod is available for use: red indicates pod occupancy, green indicated pod vacancy, and flashing lights indicate a session is starting or ending. Each pod has its own sound system & headphone jack input and image based buttons control lighting, music, volume, vibrations, and recline options.


Rest assured. Use your own customized combination to program lockers and secure your belongings while you nap.


Use complimentary sanitary wipes to clean nap pod surfaces.

Of the 801 respondents to the 2017 CSUDH Campus Activities & Events Survey:

  • 85% of students reported not getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night during a week-long period
  • 60% of students reported their academic performance had suffered on one of more days during a given week due to poor sleep quality
  • 80% of students indicated they would utilize a designated nap room if one was available on campus

Studies show that when you nap for 20 minutes it provides you the energy boost needed without leaving you feeling groggy or interfering with nighttime sleep.

  • Improves memory
  • Improves alertness
  • Improves performance in areas such as reaction time, logical reasoning and symbol recognition
  • Reduces mistakes and accidents
  • Reduces impulsiveness
  • Greater tolerance for frustration
  • Improves immune function
  • Improves creativity
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Helps regulate hormones and appetite
  • Keeps your heart healthy
  • Lowers the risk of stroke and diabetes
  • Lifts your mood
American Physiological Association and National Sleep Foundation