National Napping Day is an annual and unofficial holiday celebrated the day right after the return of daylight savings time. The Holiday’s purpose is to give everyone a chance to catch up on rest after the clocks spring forward.
According to Holidays Calendar, National Napping Day started in 1999.
Here are a few nap facts shared by holidaycalendars.com:
- Naps around 20 or 30 minutes are best for improving short-term alertness.
- Napping three times a week results in a 37% decrease in heart-related deaths.
- Naps can improve performance by 34%.
- In Ancient Rome, it was common to take a nap after lunch.
- 60 million Americans are sleep-deprived at any one time.
- Humans are the only mammals that plan or delay naps.
- Thinking about a nap can lower blood pressure.
- Most mammals nap.
All you need to celebrate is a blanket, a soft spot, and a few minutes to close your eyes.