Let’s Get Cozy for National Napping Day

by Alyssa Byrd

Brace yourselves, friends: Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. No, it’s not the fun time of the year where we get an extra hour. On Sunday 3/10, our clocks move ahead one hour and we lose some coveted zzz’s.

Never fear, we have good news! National Napping Day – held annually on the Monday after Daylight Saving Time starts – is March 12 this year. In honor of the obscure unofficial holiday – and with a little help from our friends in Pittsboro – we’re spotlighting some activities and items to help you have the best nap ever.

Take a class at Yoga Garden
Soothing music. Gentle stretches. A nice, long Shavasana. Explore a class at Yoga Garden’s downtown garden cottage to find your inner calm.

Potions and tinctures that put you at ease can be found at Oakmoss Attic

Sip some Sweet Lullaby Tea from Oakmoss Attic
Part apothecary, part boutique, Oakmoss Attic, one of Pittsboro’s newest retail businesses, sells several tea blends, including Sweet Lullaby. This organic tea promises to help melt away the hustle and bustle of the day with each sip. The shop is located on the second floor of its building, between The Joyful Jewel and Screaming for Vintage.

Cozy up with a good book from Circle City Books
Is there anything more relaxing than settling in with a good book? Find a new read or an old favorite at Circle City Books & Music, a charming shop with a unique selection of books and a knowledgeable staff. You don’t want to miss the music collection either, with a wide variety of records and CDs.

Capture some serenity that stays with you after you leave at the Spa at Bell House

Treat yourself at Spa at Bell House
Spa at Bell House is the ultimate destination to relax, restore and unwind. Among its many spa services is the Serenity Facial, an hour-long treatment to leave you completely refreshed – and ready for a nap.

Keep your feet warm with new socks from New Horizons Trading Company
Comfort is key for a good nap. If you’re prone to cold feet, New Horizons Trading Company has you covered with its vast inventory of socks for men and women. Whether you want to express yourself with a cheeky one-liner or prefer a classic solid, you’re bound to find something that suits your style.

Snuggly socks are good for a laugh…but a quiet laugh…actually, just a snicker.

While we lose an hour of sleep this weekend with the end of Daylight Saving Time, we can look forward to enjoying brighter evenings and celebrating the best National Napping Day ever. We promise not to tell if you decide to celebrate throughout the year.

What sorts of soothing opportunities have you found in downtown Pittsboro? What other kinds of shops would you like to see downtown? Share your ideas in the comments below.

2018-03-12T16:53:43-04:00March 6th, 2018|


  1. ruth moose March 6, 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Soon after I moved to this area, I was in S &T, when I started to leave after their great spaghetti meal, discovered it had started to rain. Pour actually. I had several other things to do downtown and NO umbrella. Vicky quickly saw my distress, my hesitation into going out and getting soaked. She reached behind the counter, handed me an umbrella, the shop’s umbrella, insisted I take and use it. But I don’t know when I can bring it back, I told her. “It could be a couple of days. Even a week.” Not to worry,” she said. “It’s okay if you keep it.” I thanked her. She said, “ˇThis is Pittsboro. This is how we are.”

    • Main Street Pittsboro March 6, 2018 at 10:26 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing that, Ruth. The good folks at S&Ts exemplify the thoughtfulness and caring generosity that many folks experience when they visit or first move to Pittsboro. We’re so glad that was your experience, too.

  2. Sue March 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Only problem I see with the article is that DST just started not ended.

    • Main Street Pittsboro March 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      You are absolutely correct, Sue. Thanks for your critical thinking skills, your proofing excellence, and the notice. We’ll update the text while we ponder what it even means to “save daylight”? We suppose it was useful when we were more of an agrarian society but now…not so much.

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