Quick Facts

Dates
Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox
13th March, 2020
15th March, 2019
16th March, 2018
17th March, 2017
Websites
worldsleepday.org
Hashtag
#SleepDay

Learn about World Sleep Day

Sleep can be one of the underrated aspects of people’s lives, but for those who have sleep problems, getting enough sleep can be a real challenge.

World Sleep Day aims to help those who have sleep problems, educate people all over about the importance of sleep, and change the way people view and experience sleep by giving people valuable resources to help them in their daily lives.

History of World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day focuses on the issues related to sleep, sleep medicine, education about sleep, and the social effects that sleep deprivation can have on everyday life.

According to the American Sleep Association, over 50 to 70 million people have a sleeping disorder, over 25 million have sleep apnea, and the most commonly reported sleep problem is insomnia.

Organized by the World World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society, the holiday started with a group of health professionals and providers studying in the area of sleep medicine and sleep research.

World Sleep Day aims to bring people together, from everyday people to healthcare providers, to discuss and help those with sleep problems find solutions.

Doctors such as Liborio Parrino, MD, Italy and Antonio Culebras, MD, were the first co-chair members of World Sleep Day and aided in creating the World Sleep Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fund research for ever-pervading sleep problems faced in today’s world.

Hosted since 2007, World Sleep Day is a global awareness act that celebrates sleep and aims to help those with serious sleep problems. Celebrated on the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year, this holiday has an annual 155 events held across the world and is participated by over 70 countries.

The World Sleep Society works with various news organizations to help them spread the word and report about the the effects sleep can have on day-to-day life.

How to celebrate World Sleep Day

Celebrate World Sleep Day by doing the one thing everyone loves at the end of each day; sleep! Take the day off and sleep as long as you want. If you feel refreshed afterward, it means that you needed it.

If you believe you have a sleep problem, take the time to talk to a sleep professional about your sleep problems and take a sleep test. Donate to a sleep fundraiser on this day to help support more research into disorder such as sleep apnea and insomnia.

Share this holiday on social media using the hashtag #WorldSleepDay and let your friends, family and followers know how essential sleep can be for people everywhere.