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.
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 2008.
- 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 has drawn attention from media and celebrities around the globe.
- More than 88 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!
World Sleep Society is not a patient organization; however, it is made up of a membership of sleep medicine and research professionals serving patients. Highlighted on our World Sleep Day website, you will find information answering questions such as:
- How much sleep should a person get each night? How common is insomnia? Your questions answered by a panel of our sleep experts.
- What are tips for getting a good night’s sleep? World Sleep Society’s 10 tips.
- Is my child sleeping the recommended number of hours? Children & sleep guidelines by World Sleep Society.
- What are the consequences of not getting enough sleep? How many people are not getting the recommended amount of sleep? Talking points related to questions surrounding the importance of healthy sleep.
- Do you have expert overviews of sleep disorders? Contributed videos by sleep experts reviewing select sleep disorders.