National Public Sleeping Day:
Celebrated every year on the 28th of February, the National Public Sleeping Day is a celebration of the most important requirement of the human body, sleep.
|2023||28th February||Tuesday||United States|
|2024||28th February||Wednesday||United States|
|2025||28th February||Friday||United States|
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on February 28th:
Why National Public Sleeping Day?
Sleep is as much a necessity as eating to enjoy life with sanity. And when we do not have enough shut-eye in the night, we often tend to nod off in the most unlikely of the places, like on the bus, on the train, or even at your work desk. Studies indicate nearly 1/3rd of Americans do not get even six hours of sleep in the nights. And given that science recommends for an 8-hour sleep to rejuvenate your body, you have to compensate for this deprived sleep. The National Public Sleeping Day is a celebration of sleeping in public places, which has now become a necessity to overcome the lack of sleep and to catch up on the lost time as well.
How Can We celebrate National Public Sleeping Day?
National Public Sleeping Day is like giving a free pass to all those people who nod off in the public, be it in the park or on the bus. If you are looking for ways to commemorate and celebrate the National Public Sleeping Day, here are a few pointers to you.
- If you want to enjoy the true spirit of this celebration, then you can host a group session of napping. You can get pillows, blankets, and even sleeping bags and head out to the nearest park to sprawl and sleep for some time.
- You can actually think of the public places that you would want to take a nap at, like in the cinema halls, shopping malls, schools, airports, etc. You can then cross off these places as you get a nap in these places on the National Public Sleeping Day. The only place we would suggest that you avoid is in your workplace.
- One of the best ways to celebrate the day is to go on a drive in your car, park it safely and catch up on the sleep in the public in your car. You can take some pillows with you to make the sleep more comfortable.
Do remember to not carry valuables when you are out to take a nap to avoid any theft. And whatever you do, remember to spread the word and post it with the hashtag #NationalPublicSleepingDay on your social media.
Interesting facts about National Public Sleeping Day:
On the National Public Sleeping Day, here are some interesting facts about the different naps you can take on this day.
- The most famous of the naps is the Power nap, which doesn’t last beyond 20 minutes to the maximum. It is a way to revitalize your energy levels and will help you to focus on your work more.
- Quite similar to the Power nap is the Hangover nap which is for about half-hour and will generally leave you slightly loopy at the end of it.
- If you want to remember what you have studied really well, then taking a Brainiac nap is probably what you need. It lasts for an hour and while you would feel sleepy after the hour, it immediately helps your brain to charge up and remember what you have studied with ease.
- The nap lasting for about 90 minutes including a dream state and REM, the California King is when you sleep the full cycle. Unlike the other naps, you can avoid the hangover and your creativity and motor skills improve immensely after this nap. The only downside is you might lose out on your night sleep.
There are companies like Google and Nike which provide their employees with sleeping pods to recharge their brains.
History of National Public Sleeping Day:
The National Public Sleeping Day has been in celebration since the year 2011 but we do not know exactly on how who and what triggered the start of this celebration. Napping has its own value and the worth is now recognized across the world, for it refuels the brain and keeps you fully charged up for the day. You can now use the National Public Sleeping Day to enjoy your sleep in the public and to improve your morale.