Monday, March 14, 2016

Celebrate National Napping Day ... with a Nap!

Take Time Today to Celebrate National Napping Day

 

(First Monday after Daylight Savings Time begins)




I bet you didn't know that there was a 'National Napping Day'. Yes there is, and it's always held on the first Monday following resetting our clocks for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Since we lose an hour of sleep, the napping day was begun to help us adjust to the time change.



Begun in 1999 by William Anthony (a professor of rehabilitation counseling at Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) and his wife, Camille, Bill is now known as “Napmaster General”


Babies and Animals Nap Easily




My infant grandson finds it easy to nap
Napping is easiest for babies and cats & dogs (who can nap anywhere at any given moment).  It's also easy for us retired people on a Monday.

Many cultures have a mid-day nap as part of their daily routine and perhaps that should be integrated into everyone's work day. Yeah, right! I can see the bosses now allowing a slump in production each workday by allowing an afternoon nap! Fun idea, though. I'm all for it. 

Let others Know You're 'Napping'



So, if you have some time free after lunch today (or instead of lunch), set aside a block of time to celebrate National Napping Day ~ by napping! 

I'm Napping - Personalized Coffee Cup
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© 2016 Wednesday Elf

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16 comments:

  1. Wish I would have thought up this holiday! I'm not a fan of either springing ahead or falling back when it comes to clocks, particularly body clocks, so I'm all for celebrating with a nap!

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    1. A nap definitely helps ease the transition, especially in the Spring when we LOSE an hour of time.

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  2. I'm late getting to all of my updates because of a nap.....oh it felt so good....

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    1. LOL, Olivia. Hope you enjoyed your 'snooze'. Happy napping anytime.

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  3. Well that explains why I wanted to sleep most of the day, but of course didn't. Darn, and I had a reason.

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    1. You can make up for it today, Barbara. Sneak in a nice afternoon nap. :)

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  4. Such great sadness! I missed this yesterday, therefore I missed knowing it would be a good day for a nap. I know I felt all out of wack all day yesterday. The time change gets me every time. As soon as my body adjusts to daylight savings time, zap! We change again :) I shall be napping today to make up for the loss of a nap yesterday. Wait! I should get 2 naps today! lol

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    1. Mouse, my daughter says it's a rule that if you miss a nap one day, you have to take TWO naps the next day. Just as any baby.... or cat. :)

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  5. Who knew? Better put it on our calendars for next year so we don't miss it again.

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    1. Good idea, Carol. You wouldn't want to sleep through 'napping day'... lol.

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  6. I haven't been the same since Daylight Savings Time started. I seem to get headaches every day since then.Fortunately I didn't get one today. I can't seem to nap during the day, but I can sleep in and pretend the time never changed.

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    1. I've been sleeping in every day since Sunday, Barbara. The whole week after the time change seems to mix up my sleeping pattern. :)

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  7. I have national napping celebrations pretty much every few days. LOL>

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  8. Oh shoot, I thought everyday was Napping Day! haha.

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    1. It IS, Dawn Rae. You can take a nap anytime and any day you want to. LOL.

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