Happy National Napping Day!
Upset that you lost an hour of sleep from Daylight Savings? Well, you're in luck because today is officially National Napping Day (yup, it's a real thing!). National Napping Day was started in 1999 by Dr. William Anthony, a professor at Boston University, and his wife, Camille, as a way to encourage everyone to make napping a regular part of their lives in order to stay healthy and productive.
In a BU press release, Dr. Anthony and his wife stated that they chose this particular Monday because they thought Americans were more "nap-ready" than usual after springing forward for Daylight Savings.
And if you thought that naps were only for little kids and elderly people, you thought wrong: A recent survey by Tempur-Pedic found that 59 percent of Americans admit to falling asleep in inappropriate places. What's an inappropriate place to take a nap? Some places Americans have admitted taking naps (planned or unplanned) include:
Pretty interesting, right? I mean, military combat? Military readers, help me out—are there that many opportunities to fall asleep during combat?
Still, napping has been shown to have several health advantages, including the fact that it can boost your mood and increase productivity, so this is a holiday you should feel free to celebrate!
What do you think? Will you be taking a nap today? What's the weirdest or most unconventional place you've ever taken a nap?