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When is World Sleep Day?

March 15th is World Sleep Day.

What is World Sleep Day?

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. With it, you can conquer the world. Without it, everything becomes drudgery. World Sleep Day celebrates sleep and raises awareness of the importance of getting good rest every night.

Humans dearly need sleep. It should take ten to fifteen minutes to fall asleep. Good sleep helps us deal with the inevitable daily hurdles, and it balances the chemicals in our brains. It’s like a nightly system reset.

Falling asleep in less than 5 minutes probably means you’re sleep deprived. Chronic insomnia could simply come from stress, but it may be a sign of another disorder. Falling asleep at the wheel might be a sign of narcolepsy or a byproduct of another sleep condition.

Doctors and scientists studying sleep medication started World Sleep Day to teach people how to combat these issues. It’s a chance to improve our lives through the study of sleep.

Fun facts about World Sleep Day!

  • Regular exercise usually makes it easier to fall asleep, but not if it’s right before bed.
  • Sleepiness peaks at 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. which may often be the reason for the post-lunch slump.
  • Americans report self-imposed sleep deprivation as the main reason for extreme sleepiness, and humans are the only mammals who intentionally delay sleep.
  • Snoring disrupts the sleep of 90 million adults, an experience 37 million have regularly.

How to celebrate World Sleep Day:

  • Commit yourself to the habit of getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Make a plan for how you will be ready to lie down to sleep at a reasonable hour. Put your phone down and turn off other screens at least 15 minutes before you go to bed.
  • Reflect on your sleep habits and typical disruptions to your sleep. Brainstorm how to overcome these obstacles to the nightly rest that you need.

What’s the hashtag for World Sleep Day?

Use #WorldSleepDay on social media to get your friends on board with good sleep.