National Napping Day
National Napping Day is observed annually on the Monday following the return of daylight saving time. This year it will be celebrated on March 12. It is the day which provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep lost due to the spring forward time change. A needed rest only make you feel better and also improves the activity. After having the extra time of sleep, a person will notice that they will be more energetic. Numerous studies have shown that short 20 minute naps are the most effective. Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze. The United States looks to be becoming more sleep deprived, and it may be the busy lifestyle that keeps us from napping and naps does not essential makeup for short nighttime sleep, a short nap of 20 minutes that help to improve mood, alertness, and performance. Nappers are in good company: Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and George W. Bush are known to have valued an afternoon nap.
“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” – Barbara Jordan
History of National Napping Day
In Boston University the Professor William Anthony, Ph.D., and Camille Anthony created the National Napping Day 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits of catching up on quality sleep. They chose this particular Monday because Americans are more nap-ready than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time. Mammalian species are polyphasic sleepers that mean that they sleep for short periods throughout all the day. Only the Humans are part of the minority of monophasic sleepers, mean that our days are separated into two distinct, one for sleep and one for wakefulness. It is not clear that this is the natural sleep pattern.
Other Celebrations on March 12
March 12 is also celebrated as
- National Girl Scout Day
- National Plant a Flower Day
- National Baked Scallops Day
- Fill Our Staplers Day
How to celebrate the National Napping Day
There are several ways available to celebrate the National Napping Day. But all of them should have a common goal of raising the awareness by speech, language, health science, athletic training, and nutrition. Post pictures and share your National Napping Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #NappingDay.