JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Go ahead and take a nap today because, well, it’s National Napping Day.
It’s no coincidence the day is observed following the return of daylight saving time.
It’s a great excuse to catch up on the hour of sleep lost to the annual time change.
Naps are scientifically proven to combat mid-day fatigue and provide energy.
A NASA study showed that a 40-minute nap improved pilot performance by 34%.
It also improved pilot alertness by 100%.
Doctors often prescribe scheduled napping for patients suffering from narcolepsy.