High schools in New Mexico are giving sleepy and stressed-out students a high-tech place to catch a quick nap.
Four high schools in Las Cruces and the Gadsden School District are the only schools in the nation to use high-tech sleep pods where students can rest up or calm down. The pods include a reclined chair with a sensory-reduction dome that closes around the head and upper body.
They have a start button that activates a relaxing sequence of music and soothing lights. After 20 minutes, the pod begins to gently vibrate and an uptempo beat starts playing to wake the student.
The sleep pods are also being used to clam students with behavioral problems.