National Napping Day

National Napping Day 2024

Last Updated on November 28, 2023

Imagine that you woke up early and had an amazing day start. You’ve been very productive at work, completing all your work and attending important calls and meetings. Basically, your adulting day is going great. You can use daylight saving time to relax.

You have been doing good throughout all these times and survived lunch without much trouble. But then it’s late afternoon, and you cannot make it through the day. So, what do you do? Of course, you would take a nap! National Napping Day encourages people to remember the benefits of napping and how you should take some time out of the day for yourself.

National Napping Day 2023 is celebrated on the 15th of March to remember the benefits of napping and celebrate youth and personal time. Sleep during daylight savings time is the best for sleep-deprived humans. Even 30 minutes of good sleep can reduce the chances of heart disease, boost alertness and improve health benefits.

History of the National Napping Day

  • National Napping Day’s origin is nothing but the history of napping. Napping is something that all of us did in the afternoon. The ritual of napping is still a tradition in Spain, which happens right after people take their afternoon meals, which has been the practice for the longest time. Daylight savings and time change also contribute to sleep-deprived people’s brains.
  • If you happen to be in the Mediterranean region, it is pretty much what happens wherever you go. In Italy, people call it riposo Pasolini, and also, the good old Charlamagne has been recorded to have taken about 2 to 3 hours of nap in the middle of the afternoons.
  • So, will you call it laziness? Of course, no! It might seem so because napping time is during the hottest hours of the day in the middle of the afternoon. Napping day makes sense to take a small break from work now. You can use daylight saving time and do the best thing, i.e., to sleep.
  • Napping is also related to the circadian rhythms and the change-over point between the sleep and wake cycles, which is the perfect time to take the naps. Based on the Boston University professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, people should nap well to increase brain alertness, which is best for overall body health.
  • There are also so many benefits of taking a nap in the afternoon, including evidence proving that there is about a 37% reduction in coronary mortality occurrences amongst people who tend to nap regularly in the afternoon. Use some daylight saving time and give some breaks to your body.

How to celebrate National Napping Day

  • The perfect way to celebrate the National Napping Day holiday is just effortless! Just take that little nap in the afternoon for yourself and rest. Whenever your afternoon is, just take that extra time off and go to sleep!
  • When your afternoon meal is perfect, and in the long run, napping can help you feel much better; in fact, the body needs it, and you may feel even more organized for your day ahead. Naps provide health benefits and promote good sleep naturally. When the body rests on the bed, the brain also relaxes during sleep. Hence, make the most of March 9, this nap day, and spread the word about sleep on social media with the hashtag nationalnappingday. Let the body clocks do the body when your body takes some amount of rest.
  • It can be a little tricky if you have a regular work schedule, but whenever it is possible for you, take that small nap! You will feel so much better once you wake up and are already fresh and ready to rock the second half of the day!
  • Celebrate National Napping Day 2023 on the 15th of March and spread awareness amongst fellow people around you about how to nap between the afternoon work schedules and the different benefits of napping. The National Napping Day holiday is loved by everyone who enjoys multiple hours of sleep. Take a nap during this holiday and spread the word on social media. Most people need to know the importance of good napping habits.

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