10 Mar
2014

Napping Day

We know you're tired because we've sprung ahead and you've lost that very precious hour of sleep, so we at Kards Unlimited want to know, do you have what it takes to celebrate National Napping Day to the fullest extent? Can you master the art of pretending to look over important work at your desk, but nap instead? Can you handle the finesse of a finely fluffed pillow? Do you have what it takes to sneak away and find a comfy corner to doze off? We believe in you.

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And so does this silly panda, using a stump for a pillow!

Go for it: Napping Day, an unofficial holiday created in 1999 by now-retired Boston University professor William Anthony and his wife, Camille, to help people adjust to Daylight Saving Time. After losing an hour of sleep by setting clocks forward, many in the workforce will drag through the day on Monday; hence the need for a power nap.

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Shhhhh... he's taking his adorable siesta. 

The habit of napping may start at an early age: preschoolers, for example, are accustomed to grabbing their blankets and going to sleep. It’s also a cultural phenomenon. In many European and Latin American cultures, a siesta after lunch is still an important part of the daily schedule. Yet, by and large, U.S. employers frown upon workers who try to nap on the job. So, what's wrong with Americans? Are we nap-phobic?

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What's that dog doing napping in the car seat, he doesn't belong there!

While naps do not necessarily make up for inadequate or poor-quality nighttime sleep, a short nap of 20 to 30 minutes can help improve mood, alertness and performance, according to the National Sleep Foundation. WHY AREN'T WE NAPPING MORE!?

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OMG! The mouse has a teddy!

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