Today Is Napping Day

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Feel like laying your head down for a bit today and taking a nap? Go for it! Tell your boss, or teacher I said it's okay because it's Napping Day, according to DaysOfTheYear.com.

Here's a little history behind napping day:

"Napping Day’s history is simply the history of napping, and it used to be something we all did in the middle of the afternoon. In fact, the siesta is still a time-honored tradition in Spain that happens right after the afternoon meal, and has been a practice since time out of mind. In fact, if you’re in the Mediterranean, it’s pretty much standard everywhere you go. In Italy they call it the riposo, pisolini, and even old Charlamagne (yes that Charlamagne) has been recorded as having taken 2-3 hour naps in the middle of the afternoon."

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