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MIAMI - DECEMBER 08: U.S. Army Sergeant James Brooks from Columbus, Georgia of the 212th Combat Support Hospital (L) and U.S. Army Specialist Terry Draper from Shreveport, Louisiana find time for a nap during a 24- hour shift at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center December 8, 2006 in Miami, Florida. The U.S. Army Trauma Training Center at the hospital gives medics heading into combat operations the training necessary to work on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. Miami's Ryder Trauma Center was chosen because it provides access to the volume and severity of injuries needed to mimic those experienced on the battlefield. Among the goals of the program is to foster teamwork among the medics as they participated in an intense, 14-day program. The rotation culminates with a 24-hour exercise where the unit essentially takes over operations of the Ryder Trauma Center. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Monday, March 9th is National Napping Day. Boston University professor Dr. William Anthony and his wife Camille started the day in 1999.

CNN gives us five reasons why we should take a nap today…or any day for that matter. The biggest reason to nap today is because we just lost an hour of sleep due to Daylight Savings Time.

Other reasons to nap include recharging your brain, lowering the risk of heart problems, boosting your creativity and helping to get you in shape by getting the right amount of daily sleep.

Do you take regular naps? How long are they usually?