YOU CHOOSE: Public Napping of College Park
Patch gets you thinking ahead to Tuesday, the national celebration of sleeping in public.
You're reading at the library when suddenly, the silence is interrupted by a snore. You peer over the cubical wall to find the culprit, who's sprawled on the couch in a deep slumber. Is that drool?
Chances are, we've all seen this, or been the culprit ourselves. Who could blame us? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Americans aren't getting nearly as much sleep as we need.
But on Tuesday, it's actually socially acceptable—even celebrated—to fall asleep in public.
That's according to the website Bizarre American Holidays, which lists something to celebrate everyday throughout the year.
In honor of, and preparation for Public Sleeping Day, Patch wants to hear what you think are the prime areas in College Park for a little out-in-the-open shut-eye. I've put together a poll with this post, but if I've missed your favorite public napping spot, tell me in the comments.
For further preparation, check out these sites that could help you to plan your Public Sleeping Day:
- Most importantly, watch Tuesday's forecast for College Park to help you decide to rest your head inside or outside.
- wikiHow recommends playing catch up on your sleep after catching some public transportation. RISK: Awkward moment when your head falls onto your neighbor's shoulder.
- Check out this Patch article from last summer. My predecessor wrote about the “art form” of sleeping in public. Bring a book, in case you can't fall asleep, she wrote. You wouldn't want to waste your time-out time.