Festival of Sleep Day

No, you are not dreaming. But, perhaps you should be. Festival of Sleep Day is today (Jan 3rd). It is an opportunity to sleep in, snooze, doze, nap, and catch 40 winks.

We feel this is the perfect date for Festival of Sleep Day. The holidays are over...Wow, weren't they exhausting! It's cold and snowy.... time to hibernate. And, why not re-charge the batteries as a new year of school and work begins?

Festival of Sleep Day is a favorite holiday to catch up on a little sleep. Whether its all day, a full 8 hours, or just a power nap, enjoy the day sleeping. Cozy up in bed on the couch, or any other comfortable place. Oh.... don't forget your favorite stuffed animal.

The drinking pipe

On January 3, 1888, Marvin C. Stone patented the drinking straw.

National Blood Donor Month

Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. January in particular is a difficult month for blood centers to collect blood donations.

In 1970, President Richard Nixon designated the month of January as National Blood Donor Month. In his proclamation he called upon the media, the blood-banking and medical health facilities, and the public at large to pay special tribute and honor to the voluntary blood donor during the month. He also encouraged, by all appropriate means, to increase the number of voluntary blood donors.