Dear sleepy kitty,
Technically there are thousands of beds on campus. Between Heritage, Helaman, Wyview, and Wymont, I figure there's somewhere between 3,500-6,000 beds, give or take a few thousand. (Math is not my strong suit.)
But we don't recommend sleeping in those ones because, you know, privacy and freshmen cooties and stuff.
Ardilla notes there are some beds in the Nursing Learning Center in the basement of the SWKT, but they are full of creepy simulator mannequin things. Divya also said that there used to be awkward leather mattresses in the Widstoe before it was torn down. Neither of these options sound too appealing.
Luckily, there are ample bed-like accommodations around campus. In fact, I believe that anything can be a bed if you really believe in yourself and try hard enough. You might even say that in as much as the world is our campus, the campus is our bed.
With that said, there definitely are places more preferable for sleeping. A few other writers and I took it upon ourselves to venture forth and identify some of the best options, which we will present to you now. We begin our journey with...
The Simplest Choice
When you need a quick nap, your best bet is to plop down in a chair, set an alarm for 20 minutes, and check out. I'm a big fan of the library chairs if you get a foot rest, but campus is polka-dotted with a plethora of good chairs in most buildings. For example:
These chairs in the Brimhall let you nap and peek out the window periodically.
A great example of the footrest technique in the JKB.
If a foot rest is nowhere to be found, you can utilize multiple chairs, as modeled here by Tally M.:
In case you need to fit a nap in between lesson-planning in the McKay building.
Here we can see M.O.D.A.Q. snuggling up in the Memorial Hall on the east side of the Wilk. (You can also see my awful Photoshop skills but let's just pretend you can't.)
Benches: The Good
Chairs are okay for cat naps, but what if you're ready to be more committed? For that you'll have to find something more similar to the following:
Small but convenient benches litter the basement of the JFSB...
...while these nifty things can be found in every basement corner. This is an ideal spot in theory, but it's usually filled with students and faculty sitting just far away enough from each other to leave little half-spots, too wide too ignore but too small to fit in; the wasted potential is agonizingly taunting.
This one may require some flexibility or bodily deformation, but the good news is that benches like these are usually unoccupied due to their strange form. You can find them both in the JFSB...
...and in the JKB.
Throughout campus, the size of the benches will vary. Most will require some creative contortions on your part...
...unless you are Tally's size.
When combined with the bunk bed technique (as modeled by Frere Rubik below), benches can be great for group naps.
(The ESC is not the best for napping, but we wanted to note that there are some options for those poor science majors who live there.)
(Not only is this not a great option, but it's suuuper public. Even I avoid it. Overall, the Board is not impressed with the Science Center's nap accommodations. 2/10 would recommend. Maybe it's best to just study in this building.)
Beds and Couches: The Better
The Honors Reading Room/Lounge is by far one of the cushiest places on campus. They probably frown upon random students coming to nap here, but really; who can resist? Just look at that corner booth and jewel-toned pillows.
(These are technically chairs, but they look puffy and voluptuous enough that they might as well be couches. Plus, footrests.)
This might be as bed-like as you're going to get without being surrounded by creepy nursing things or frowned upon by the public. It's really comfortable, especially if you bring a pillow like we did. The only catch is that you have to be passing through the 3rd floor of the ASB, and be a girl, as it is nestled into the entrance of the women's restroom there.
(In general, one can find couches and bed-like things in plenty of women's restrooms throughout campus. They are definitely for expectant or nursing mothers but if you act like you know what you're doing no one will know so you should probably leave them open.)
If you're a man and need a bed, the LSB is loaded with these CouchBed things.
If all the CouchBeds are occupied (and they probably will be after everyone reads this answer and flocks to them), there is a wide variety of actual couches that one could rest on. As shown, they're quite a bit shorter but still provide quality comfort.
Bonus Round: *Literally* The Best
Under the Benson stairs, M.O.D.A.Q. enjoys the privacy and shelter from the harsh lighting.
The Benson cannot be matched in its good light-blocking nap spots.
Turns out there are a ton of empty classrooms all around campus. I figured that I can usually fall asleep in class, so why not take it to the next level?
For those days when you want to sleep outside but don't want to lay on the grass, the skylight near the ESC is more comfortable than you would think.
Admit it; there have been times when you've just wanted to drop to the floor and sleep. As a sociology major, I encourage you to break free from those social constructs that suppress your true self and just do it.
Also, those guys in the back are definitely not confused; they are just jealous of my prime nap spot.
Along with CouchBeds, the LSB has nice little human-sized nooks along various hallways. Plus, it was getting super stuffy walking around with a paper bag over my head, so the plant was refreshing.
So there you have it. Now go forth and sleep!
-Auto Surf, Tally M., M.O.D.A.Q., and Frère Rubik
This post does not necessarily reflect the beliefs or actions of all Board writers or of BYU students. The pictures included do not depict actual events. THE 100 HOUR BOARD is not responsible for missed classes, angry custodial workers, embarrassed students, or that events that may result after reading this answer. No animals, furniture, or writers were harmed in the making of this answer. Not recommended for children under twelve or those in adherence with proper codes of conduct. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to see if these beds are right for you.
Please sleep responsibly.