The Monday after we spring forward for Daylight Saving Time is "National Napping Day," a day to promote that additional quick snooze, especially when we might need it most.

But many sleep experts say napping shouldn't be a once a year event.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, a short nap of 20 to 30 minutes can help improve mood, alertness and performance.

"They know that's how you increase productivity," says Mike Fox, a Creative Studies professor at Buffalo State College, "And a few years from now, when we have the answer about creativity, we can add that too."

Fox is working out the details of a new research study that he hopes can prove napping during the workday can help get those creative juices flowing - something he believes most employers should be onboard with.

"We have some research that comes from 1,500 CEO's around the world that says, 'What is the number one thing you want in new hires?'" explains Fox. "And the answer is creative thinking skills."

Fox uses a futuristic looking nap pod to conduct his research. Right now, the study is in it's observation phase.

"So far, the observational evidence is that people become, over time, more creative if they can, on a regular basis, such as 3 times a week...take a 20 minute nap," Fox says.

When it comes to napping, he also mentions there is such a thing as an "optimal nap time" - and it's different for everyone.

But a good place to start, experts say, is to take a nap about eight hours after waking up or eight hours before going to bed.