Phase 3 and 4: Results and Permanence (February 18 – March 28, the Week of the Showcase)

Our project has made some major progress over the past few months in communication, location, and comfortability. We recently met with Mr. Sazo to discuss the final steps of this project- making nap zones permanent around the school campus. He directed us to Dr. Skrade, the President of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, and we are currently awaiting a response. 

In terms of data…

We began with our initial survey to collect data to create a positive correlation between the amount of sleep and well-being (Well-being: focus and energy levels) while considering other factors that may affect the amount of sleep and well-being. We asked students 3 questions: how many hours of sleep they get each night, how tired they are each day (on a scale of 1-10), and how hard they find it to focus in class (on a scale of 1-10).

Why we did the project: help lessen the effects of sleep deprivation on SHC students

Our experiment: prove that more sleep improves mental health by allowing students to use their free time in school to nap

Aim: use the survey to associate variables

Consider: 3rd variable problem

Our Results: over 100 students who used the nap zones recorded an improvement in their well-being in their experience with our nap zones

  • 110 survey responses
  • 100% said that it was an opportunity for them to re-energize and refocus
  • 100% would like the nap zones to be permanent around the school (with an upgrade in the materials)
  • 97% said that it improved their mental health, among other physical and mental benefits