Real-Time Quote
US News
Page 1 of 4 | Next Page
Show Entire Article

Want to Be Smarter and Thinner? Take a Nap
CNBC.com | March 12, 2012 | 01:33 PM EDT

We tend to associate napping with babies, old people and slackers, but here's a news flash: Napping actually has a lot health benefits, including boosting your productivity, enhancing your libido and aiding in weight loss!

Today is actually “National Napping Day,” a day to bring awareness to the benefits of napping. The creator, William Anthony, a professor at Boston University, chose the Monday after Daylight Savings Time kicks in because it’s a day that most people are usually sluggish.

“Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight savings time,” Anthony said in a press release.

“Our goal is to encourage folks to take a nap wherever they may be, at home, at the workplace, or on vacation, and to make it a regular part of their healthy lifestyle,” said Anthony. “It is a day when nappers all over the country need to lie down and be counted.”

A study by Tempur-Pedic found that more than half of Americans admit to falling asleep in inappropriate places , including bathroom stalls, graveyards, elevators and court.

Page 1 of 4 | Next Page
Show Entire Article
Real-Time Quote
omniture pixel