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Happy National Napping Day


If you’re having a tough time getting started this morning, take comfort in the fact that you have the perfect excuse to sneak a few zzzz’s in the cubicle this afternoon.

Since 1999, the day after that bothersome springing forward called Daylight Savings Time has been celebrated as National Napping Day, thanks to the genius of Professor William Anthony, Ph.D. and his wife, Camille.

“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. “Our goal is to encourage folks to take a nap wherever they may be, at home, at the workplace, or on vacation, and to make it a regular part of their healthy lifestyle. It is a day when nappers all over the country need to lie down and be counted.”

The boss might not be convinced by your arguments about the benefits of the power nap, but someone has to blaze the path, right?

Full story at The Huffington Post.

Good for your health.

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  • Julia Rosien

    Great post. We’re having a lot of fun with the day over at Dr. Breus Facebook wall. Hope you’ll join us for fun and maybe a nap…yawn, it’s been a busy day so far 🙂