National Napping Day: Best Way to Nap
Today is National Napping Day! This day likely came about because of the tiredness that results in springing forward an hour.
I'm not going to be one who disagrees with National Napping Day, not even a little bit. While napping may seem like a toddler activity, napping has been shown to improve things like blood pressure, it helps to limit mistakes, is a remedy to refresh you, reduces stress and boosts productivity.
The Sleep Foundation says napping can fall into three different categories:
Planned Napping: This involves taking a nap before you get sleepy. Think: To prepare for a late night ahead.
Emergency Napping: When you are suddenly tired and cannot continue with the activity you were originally doing. Think: Driving and you get super sleepy and have to pull over for a nap.
Habitual Napping: You take a nap at the same time each day. Think: Little kids.
In honor of National Napping Day, let's look at some great examples of napping.