NATIONAL NAPPING DAY
National Napping Day is celebrated annually the day following the return of daylight savings time. National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep that they lost due to the, spring forward, time change.
Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you.
A needed nap can make you feel better and also improve your mood. After having the extra amount of sleep, a person will notice that they will be more productive and energetic.
“Napping has been found to be both physiologically and psychologically beneficial. Napping for 20 minutes can help refresh the mind, improve overall alertness, boost mood and increase productivity. Napping may benefit the heart.” (Wikipedia)
NATIONAL NAPPING DAY HISTORY
William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony created National Napping Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits to catching up on quality sleep. ”We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight savings time,” Anthony said in B.U.’s press release.
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