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World Sleep Day?

World Sleep Society (WSS) celebrates World Sleep Day on Friday, March 19, 2021. The slogan for the 14th annual World Sleep Day® is ‘Regular Sleep, Healthy Future.’  WSD is a call to all sleep professionals to advocate and educate the world about the importance of sleep for achieving an optimal quality of life and improve global health.

When is World Sleep Day celebrated?

It is celebrated on Friday 19 March in 2021. It is held before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year (the exact date may change annually but always held on Friday).

What is World Sleep Day?

It is hosted by the World Sleep Society (WSS) which is a non-profit based organization in the United States. The slogan of this year’s world sleep day is ‘Regular Sleep, Healthy Future’.

To improve the poor sleep habits that are a cause of poor quality sleep in adults the World Sleep Society has provided 10 tips. These are as follows:

  • Fix a bedtime and an awakening time.
  • If you are in the habit of taking a nap, do not exceed 45 minutes of daytime sleep.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol ingestion 4 hours before bedtime and do not smoke.
  • Avoid caffeine 6 hours before bedtime. This includes coffee, tea and many sodas, as well as chocolate.
  • Avoid heavy, spicy, or sugary foods 4 hours before bedtime. A light snack before bed is acceptable.
  • Exercise regularly, but not right before bed.
  • Use comfortable bedding.
  • Find a comfortable temperature setting for sleeping and keep the room well ventilated.
  • Block out all distracting noise and eliminate as much light as possible.
  • Reserve the bed for sleep. Don’t use the bed as an office, workroom, or recreation room.