Renée G. @DuchessofCork posted in Cheers!
Mar 12, 2018

National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep 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 rest 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.

Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits. Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze.

Though there are some of us who are just not the napping kind, but if you can reap those benefits, find a cozy spot for 10 minutes or so on National Napping Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE
Take a relaxing nap.

HISTORY
William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits of 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 saving time,” Anthony said in B.U.’s press release.

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3 Comments
DSNjustpinchme
Debbie Sue - over a year ago
If you find me napping,,,, you will find me very sick! That's the only time I nap!
DuchessofCork
Renée G. - over a year ago
Me too Debbie Sue; I can't sleep in the daytime unless I'm running a fever or some severe illness has hold of me. I wake up at daylight and can't sleep in if I try.
DSNjustpinchme
Debbie Sue - over a year ago
My mom used to say about me,,,, the sun would get up, and so would I! I have always been a morning person :)