National Workplace Napping Day - March
Mon, Mar 11, 2024

National Workplace Napping Day

National Workplace Napping Day is an American holiday that celebrates sleep. Sometimes people are so tired during the work day that sometimes it is vital to take a nap even in the workplace! The holiday is celebrated annually on the second Monday of March.


National Workplace Napping Day was established in 1999. The initiative was launched by William Anthony, a philosophical professor at Boston University. The idea was warmly supported by his wife Camille. The celebration in March was chosen for a reason. Studies have shown that the transition to daylight saving time in people recorded increased fatigue and decreased efficiency. The holiday allows you to pay more attention to sleep and normalize your schedule of sleep and wakefulness, neutralizing the negative effect of the transition to daylight saving time.

Today the holiday is still not officially recognized, but that doesn’t stop us from devoting more time to sleep. Sleep is a great way to get yourself back in a good mood and recharge your energy. Getting enough sleep every day makes you more productive and also prevents you from getting diseases related to chronic sleep deprivation.

Interesting facts

  • In Spain there is such a wonderful tradition called “Siesta”. It involves an afternoon nap.
  • Sleeping posture can say a lot about a person. At the same time, do not think that if you fall asleep in a different position, it will remain. It is proven that after falling asleep a person assumes a familiar sleeping position.
  • It takes an average of 25 years of our lives to sleep.

How to celebrate

Take a nap on National Workplace Napping Day in the workplace (if the environment permits), or better yet, sleep at home! Normalize your schedule so you have more time for sleep.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users how much sleep they get per night and whether they get enough sleep.

When is National Workplace Napping Day celebrated in 2024?

National Workplace Napping Day is observed annually on the second Monday in March.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday March 11 2024
Monday March 10 2025