World Sleep Day: Meaning | DATES | How To Observe

Leela Adwani |Mar 13, 2020

World Sleep Day of this year falls on 13 March 2020.

It might come as a surprise for many but today is World Sleep Day and we bet many of you don’t know the existence of this day. In fact, World Sleep Day is known to be an annual event that intended to be a celebration of sleep and also a call to action on the crucial issues related to sleep.

World Sleep Day which is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society recognizes the immense importance of a good night's rest and aims to reduce the burden of sleep problems. It’s also the annual observance of the benefits and impacts on our lives of sleep.

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A night of good sleep can boost our health

Sleep, without a doubt, is something that everyone requires but sometimes gets shortchanged by the busy life. Studies have also shown that a proper night's sleep can determine health and help us maintain a balanced lifestyle.

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The fact is that 7 to 9 hours as per a night sleep is highly recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. This number also increases the younger we are. However, records have it that around 80% of people spend their weekends in order to catch up on sleep.

How to observe

Of course, one of the most asked questions is how to observe World Sleep Day, then here is the lowdown. Go to the Play Store, then download an app into your smartphone that helps you track your sleep.



The World Sleep Day was initially founded in the year 2008 by the World Sleep Day Committee of the Wolrd Sleep Day Society. That of this year falls on 13 March.

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It was founded in 2008


As the World Sleep Day is annually celebrated on the Friday before the vernal spring equinox, it doesn’t have a certain day like many other celebration days as it varies every year.

15 March 2019

13 March 2020

19 March 2021

18 March 2022

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It's time to treat yourself better with good nights of sleep

17 March 2023

15 March 2024

14 March 2025

13 March 2026

12 March 2027

17 March 2028

16 March 2029

Good sleep is relatively important for both mental and physical health. On the occasion of World Sleep Day, no matter how busy you are, take time and give yourself a treat with a quality night's sleep.


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