Feeling tired? Take a nap for National Napping Day

If you still haven't bounced back from this weekend's springing forward, good news.

Monday is National Napping Day.

According to Days of the Year, the unofficial sleeping holiday gives anyone who is still feeling the effects of losing an hour of sleep Sunday morning the opportunity to get some quick shut-eye during a catnap.

Dr. William Anthony, a Boston University professor, came up with National Napping Day in 1999, according to Huffington Post.

He wanted to encourage people to make naps a part of everyone’s lives to help them be healthy and productive.

Anthony said they chose the Monday after daylight saving time begins because people were already in nap mode after losing that hour of sleep, Shape reported.

March 13 also marks National Jewel Day, National K9 Veterans Day and National Good Samaritan Day, according to National Day Calendar.

A boy and man take a nap as they wait for a train in this file photo. (Photo: William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)

The Bachelor's Corinne Olympios Has an Important Message on National Napping Day

Nap lover and The Bachelor villain Corinne Olympios knows the struggle is real when it comes to transitioning to life after Daylight Savings Time.

The "villain" of the  21st season of The Bachelor, who was eliminated from the dating show two weeks ago, appears in a PSA for National Napping Day, available exclusively at E! News.

"We all get up early and go to work as productive adults," Olympios says. "We make phone calls, send emails and attend meetings. Then it creeps into late afternoon and the struggle is real!"

In her heartfelt attempt to help society, Olympios also mentions her onscreen rival, Taylor Nolan, although not by name.

"Today, if you're tired from Daylight Savings, or just from being your fabulous self, just think, WWCD—What Would Corinne Do?"

On The Bachelor, Olympios showcased her love of naps and drew anger from the other contestants when she napped through a rose ceremony while she was safe from elimination.

While she told the other contestants she was "sorry" and "didn't mean to offend anyone," she later said in her solo interview, "Oh my God! Sorry guys. I napped! Michael Jordan took naps! Abraham Lincoln took naps!"

"I was actually very upset, and I actually had an anxiety attack," Olympios later said on the reunion episode The Bachelor: Women Tell All. "I was hyperventilating, and I was very, very upset, and I was not in any way ready to go down and stand in a rose ceremony. Like, I was not able to do so."

Olympios was known on the show for her assertiveness in trying to nab star Nick Viall and her outspoken nature. Earlier in the season, she famously uttered the phrase, "My heart is gold but my vagine is platinum."

"I don't know! I have no idea what I was thinking," Corinne told E! News' Erin Lim. "It kind of just came out, I don't know what happened there."

She also said she does not see herself as a villain.

"Villains are evil to people," she said. "I never did anything personally to anyone or vicious to anyone. I was never vicious or spoke bad about anyone."

The Bachelor season 21 finale, which features finalists Vanessa Grimaldi and Raven Gates, airs Monday on ABC at 8 p.m.


It's National Napping Day. Have you had yours today?

March 13, the day after most Americans set their clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time, is National Napping Day, according to Fortune magazine.

Nap day is a cute idea, but some businesses are serious about sleep.

According to a study by think tank RAND Europe, sleep deprivation among workers costs the world's economy $411 billion annually. Among the countries surveyed, Japan's gross domestic product was hit hardest by lack-of-sleep, which sapped its GDP by 2.92%, followed by the U.S. at 2.28%, according to the study.

Sleep deprivation has the potential to zap productivity and be detrimental to one's health—two key concerns for tech and other companies. That's why many companies—including Uber, Google, Zappos, Ben & Jerry's, and AOL — all have corporate-sanctioned nap rooms.

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