For those of us carping about the sleep we lost when we set the clocks forward over the weekend, great news: You can catch up on Monday, which is National Napping Day.

National Napping Day, the day following Daylight Saving Day, is not to be confused with National Sleeping in Public Day, which is February 28th. Although, you could take some of the suggestions we made LAST February 28th in our Top 8 Central New York Spots for Public Napping, and apply those to National Napping Day.

Otherwise, maybe there are some comfortable spots in your office to catch a few ZZZs. As for novel napping ideas, New Hartford was WAY ahead of the curve with a story Beth wrote last year.

Sleep experts believe brief naps of 10-20 minutes in length are the most effective for fighting off midday fatigue.  These types of snoozes can Improve alertness, productivity and mood. So, why not?

William Anthony, a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, came up with the idea of National Napping Day in 1999 in order to spotlight the health benefits of quality sleep. In a press release from B.U. Anthony said “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time."

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