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CLASSY
SNOOZING

VT sleep pods refresh
the sleep-deprived

Let your inner kindergartener
fight crankiness, find health.
NAPS ARE NOT just for the pre-K set.

Performance-boosting siestas in specially
designed "sleep pods" are promoted at
Google, NASA, the Cleveland Indians-and
now on the Virginia Tech campus.
Whether you're just coming off a bike ride
on the Huckleberry Trail or preparing to dash
up Brush Mountain on Gateway Trail, you
can recharge by ducking into one of Tech's
futuristic sleep pods. Looking a bit like space installed three sleep pods on the Blacksburg
capsules, these domed recliners offer tired campus in hopes of making people more
folks a private, comfortable place to catch productive by offering them a chance to
some z's. Soft music blocks out campus noise catch up on shut-eye. The futon-sized pods
and light vibrations lull participants into are growing in popularity as a response to
a relaxed state. After 20 minutes, sleepers studies that reveal the harms of being sleepare awakened by flickering
deprived. People who don't get
lights, gentle vibrations, and
UNDER THE POD
enough sleep are likely to be
Virginia Tech's sleep pods cranky, unfocused, depressed,
gradually swelling music.
Last year the university offer soft music and slight and prone to colds and other
vibration, toward full
illnesses.
relaxation.
"Sleep is now recognized as
an important component of
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wellness, right up there with diet, exercise
and avoiding unhealthy habits," says Cathy
Kropff, director of Hokie Wellness. "People
shouldn't be bragging about how little sleep
they're getting by on but how well they're
taking care of themselves by getting enough
sleep."
The public sleep pods are located in
Virginia Tech's Newman Library and Squires
Student Center. The pods are equipped with
disinfectant wipes so they can be cleaned
for the next user.
-SU CLAUSON-WICKER

GET OUT!

GET RIDING FOR WINE

GET RIDING FOR HUNGER

GET A 5K PR?

The Appalachian Spring Ride 2018 is April
28 beginning and ending at Rockbridge
Vineyards in Raphine. Multiple loops from
five to 25 miles. Entry fee is $55 and includes
meal and wine tasting from 2 to 5 p.m. after
the event.

The World Hunger Bike Ride, the longest-running continuously held cycling event in
Franklin County, takes place Saturday, June
9, beginning at 8 a.m. Choose your distance-
five, 10, 25 or 50 miles through Franklin and
Floyd counties-and sign up sponsors to
benefit the World Hunger Fund.

The annual July 4 Shawsville 5K has, over
its 37 years, gained a well-deserved reputation as a great event for setting a personal
best. The flat, fast course is perfect for such,
even if the time of year can allow heat to be
a factor.

Routes begin and end at Antioch Church
of the Brethren in Rocky Mount. Rest stops
along the way.
Information: worldhungerauction.org

The friendly, family-oriented event always
features great door prizes and after-race
goodies and camaraderie.
runsignup.com/Race/VA/Shawsville/
Shawsville5KRaceandFunRun

The event benefits Rockbridge Area Occupational Center, Inc. (RAOC), which provides
diverse programs for adults with intellectual
and developmental disabilities.
For more information: aspringride.com

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