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National Public Sleeping Day

February 28 is National Public Sleeping Day!

Some people don’t need a holiday to tell them to take a snooze in a public place; you know because you’ve seen them sleeping in the park, on the bus, or somewhere else random. For the rest of us, however, National Public Sleeping Day is a real treat. Get outside your comfort zone and take a quick nap on a park bench, on the train, or (ideally) on the beach.

Did You Know?

Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates such as chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons, all of whom sleep for 10 hours.

Teenagers need as much sleep as small children (about 10 hrs), while those over 65 need the least of all (about six hours). For the average adult aged 25-55, eight hours is optimal.

The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon.

Sources: WikiHow, ABC

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Make Your Bed Day

Make You Bed Day might not sound like anything to get excited about…especially if you already make your bed every day…or if you so loathe making the bed that your bed is perpetually unmade.

But did you know that making your bed – as mundane as it sounds – every morning can boost your happiness, create a peaceful environment, and make you more productive? Just check out how one woman, who once hated making her bed and never did, discovered the happiness that comes from the 3-minute task over at Apartment Therapy.

Making your bed can also improve health by promoting a  more comfortable sleeping environment, which results in a better night’s sleep.

If you’re a habitual bed-maker, kudos to you! If you never make your bed, give it a go today, then do it again tomorrow, then again the next day to see how it feels. Maybe you’ll pick up a new healthy habit!

Not sure how to make your bed? Don’t worry, The Art of Manliness will show you how in their easy-to-follow, illustrated guide.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Apartment Therapy, Yahoo! Voices

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