World Sleep Day: World Sleep Day 2024: Understanding the importance of sleep for global health

World Sleep Day is an annual event observed on the Friday before the March Equinox to raise awareness about the importance of sleep in various aspects of life. This year, World Sleep Day falls on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Theme for 2024: Sleep Equity for Global Health

The theme for World Sleep Day 2024 is ‘Sleep Equity for Global Health,’ highlighting the disparities in sleep quality worldwide and their impact on health.Significance and History
World Sleep Day aims to emphasize the benefits of adequate sleep and raise awareness about the negative impact of sleep disorders on health, education, and social life. It was established to promote the management and prevention of sleep disorders.

Initiation and Organization
Since its inception in 2008, World Sleep Day has been organized by the World Sleep Society’s World Sleep Day Committee. The event was initiated by a group of medical professionals and researchers in the field of sleep medicine, including Antonio Culebras, MD, and Liborio Parrino, MD.

World Sleep Day serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining healthy sleep habits for overall well-being. By promoting awareness and understanding of sleep disorders, World Sleep Day aims to reduce their impact on society and improve global health.