World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day® is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Sleep Society and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.

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2019 will mark the 12th annual international awareness day to celebrate the importance of sleep. Just a few highlights about World Sleep Day®:

  • World Sleep Day is a global awareness event held annually and hosted by World Sleep Society since 2007.
  • World Sleep Day is intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
  • World Sleep Day is held the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year (exact date changes annually, but always on a Friday).
  • World Sleep Day 2018 is chaired by committee member Liborio Parrino, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Parma University, Italy; with support from World Sleep Society’s staff and a full committee of 19 sleep specialists from 17 countries.
  • 155 sleep awareness activities occurred in 2017.
  • World Sleep Day has drawn attention from media and celebrities around the globe including CNN, Huffington Post, FoxNews, Yahoo! News and many others.
  • More than 70 countries around the world have participated in World Sleep Day.
  • The hashtag #WorldSleepDay has been a trending topic on Twitter for the past three years running.

We are proud to be a part of this scale of international collaboration, leadership, scientific research and sleep health awareness, and hope you’ll consider joining us!

  • El Salvador 2015
  • USA 2012
  • Russia 2015
  • Bolivia 2015