• Feeling tired? Take a nap for National Napping Day

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    If you still haven't bounced back from this weekend's springing forward, here's some good news: Monday is National Napping Day.

    According to Days of the Year, the unofficial sleeping holiday gives anyone who is still feeling the effects of losing an hour of sleep Sunday morning the opportunity to get some quick shut-eye during a catnap.

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    Dr. William Anthony, a Boston University professor, came up with National Napping Day in 1999, according to Huffington Post

    A race fan takes a nap prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on June 3, 2012 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

    He wanted to encourage people to make naps a part of everyone’s lives to help them be healthy and productive.

    Anthony said they chose the Monday after daylight saving time begins because people were already in nap mode after losing that hour of sleep, Shape reported.

    March 12 also marks National Girl Scout Day and National Plant a Flower Day, according to National Day Calendar.


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