Want a good excuse to nap? Here’s all you need to know

Woman in hammock

Now that the sun is out, so is my hammock. Fortunately, my boss (me) thinks napping is ok — healthy even.

A 20-minute power nap swinging under a blue sky between the birch trees. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?

Check out this infographic from Patio Productions to see what kind of nap might fit into your day. You’ll be joining the company of geniuses! (Einstein, not Diane.)

National Napping Day

If you look closely at the infographic, you’ll see that it says March 14 is National Napping Day. That would have been the case in 2011, which is probably when the infographic was created. It changes every year, falling on the day after we set out clocks forward. This year (2015) it would have been on March 9. You’ll get a little background on how National Napping Day began (the first was April 5, 1999) in this Boston Globe article.

In 2016, National Napping Day falls on March 14 but, seriously, who needs a special day?

Where is your favorite place to take a nap? Do you prefer a nano nap? Power nap? Or lazy man’s nap!

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. Now she writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.