- National Napping Day is the first Monday after Daylight Saving Time -
Founded by Boston University professor William Anthony and his wife Camille in 1999, Napping Day is the unofficial holiday to help people adjust to Daylight Saving Time and to highlight the health and productivity benefits of napping. According to the power nap couple, napping helps in the following ways:
1. Napping improves mood - makes you feel better
2. Napping improves performance - makes you more productive
3. Napping is no cost - no expensive clothes or equipment needed
4. Napping is no sweat - no shower needed
5. Napping is self prescribed - no doctor’s orders needed
6. Napping is non-fattening - you cannot eat while napping
7. Napping is a non-invasive procedure - no one does anything to you
8. Napping has no dangerous side effects - unless you are driving
They have written two widely acclaimed books, The Art of Napping and The Art of Napping at Work, which explain their findings on the value of a nice nap.
When we are forced to "spring forward," we lose that precious hour so it's much easier than normal to nap. We can all relate to that 3:30pm, mid-afternoon blah, crankiness, laziness, don’t feel like doing a darn thing mood, especially having an hour stolen from us. Since most of us are at work, we must settle for the power nap, a 20- to 30-minute snooze. It's just a quickie to rejuvenate your mind and body. The NoHo Team plans to head over to North Hollywood Park for a siesta under a tree after a nice big bowl of The Federal Bar's mac n' cheese and an Eclectic Wine Bar & Grille brownie. But if you’re not in NoHo or are unable to go to a park, close your office door, roll up your jacket and take a snooze under your desk.
NOTE: If your boss asks what you're doing. It's simple, ask: "Didn't you know it's National Napping Day?"
TIP: How to pep up after a nap? CHOCOLATE
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