Monday, March 11, 2013
It's National Napping Day!
After losing an hour of sleep by setting clocks forward, many in the workforce will drag through today; hence the need for a power nap. Depending on your job, it may even be critical. A NASA study on sleepy military pilots and astronauts found that a 40-minute nap improved performance by 34 percent and alertness by 100 percent.
Napping Day provides an opportunity to adjust after changes to daylight savings when losing an hour of sleep due to springing forward. Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you – so here’s to justifying a few hours of well deserved Zzzz's!
If your Human Resources Department frowns on naps at work, don't fret you can still celebrate today because March 11th is also: Worship of Tools Day, National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day and World Plumbing Day.
What are you celebrating this Monday?