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Partnership with HOHM Brings Two Nap Pods to campus

September 13, 2019

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With blackout curtains and soundproofing, the HOHM sleep pod offers the ESU campus community a simple way to catch a nap.

Emporia State University is bringing napping to new places with the help of HOHM. ESU is only the second university in the United States to implement these unique sleep pods, which unlike other pods, are more like a small bedroom than an actual pod. Following the ribbon-cutting at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, ESU students and faculty will be able to reserve their spot to take a nap in the comfort of HOHM.

HOHM is a custom-engineered, sound-blocking sleep pod designed to provide individuals with comfort, privacy and a quick escape. In each 43.5 square-foot pod, HOHM features a comfortable twin-sized bed, a privacy and sound-blocking curtain, charging stations and a tablet to control reservations. The HOHM Team will staff all installations, be there to help people with check-in and check-out, ensure single occupancy, and clean rooms and change sheets after each use.

web HOHM exterior“We know that good sleep plays a vital role in overall health and well-being,” said Dr. Jim Williams, Vice President of Student Affairs at Emporia State University. “These sleeping pods can help our students reap the benefits of being rested.”

“Our first installation with the University of Arizona was a wild success with nearly 250 bookings in the first 10 weeks. It’s clear that students need a safe, comfortable, and convenient way to get rest on campus,” said Nikolas Woods, Founder and CEO of HOHM. “We can’t wait to see the reaction from Emporia State University.”

Two HOHM sleeping pods will be available on the ESU campus. The first will be ready for use starting Monday, Sept. 16, on the first floor of William Allen White Library. It will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. each day. The second pod will be located in the Memorial Union at the beginning of October. Nap slots (ranging from 30 minutes to up to four hours) can be reserved on first-come, first-serve basis through the mobile-friendly HOHM website. Once booked, students simply go to the location, check in and recharge.

HOHM installed the sleep pods at no cost to Emporia State University. It is a way to gain exposure for their company. For ESU, the partnership provides another benefit for students. 

HOHM plans to expand its sleeping pod placements to additional universities in the next year and will also serve co-working spaces, corporate offices, and special events and airports. Visit for more information.


About HOHM
HOHM is a custom-engineered, sound-blocking sleep pod, designed to provide individuals with comfort, privacy, and a quick escape from the hectic environment. Located in San Diego, CA, HOHM was founded in 2018 by a team of entrepreneurs and engineers on a mission to give everyone a safe, comfortable, and easy-to-find place to get some much-needed rest. Find out more by visiting




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