WORLD SLEEP DAY
World Sleep Day recognizes the importance of a good nights rest for every human being on the planet. Taking place the Friday before the vernal spring equinox, World Sleep Day is a time to review our night time routines and consider making adjustments.
World Sleep Day is the annual observance of how sleep not only benefits but impacts our lives. The World Sleep Day Committee who founded this occasion is committed to educating the public on ways of lessening the burdens of sleep problems through prevention and management of sleep disorders.
Sleep is something all humans require but often gets shortchanged by our busy lives. Studies have shown how crucial a proper nights sleep is to determining health and living a balanced lifestyle.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get an average of 7-9 hours of sleep per night. This number increases the younger you are. It’s estimated that 80% of people use the weekends to catch up on sleep.
Developing a consistent sleep schedule benefits the quality and quantity of your sleep by balancing your circadian rhythms. With a proper rest and wake cycle, you are not only ensuring you age gracefully but allow your body to restore fully for the day ahead.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Hop on over to worldsleepday.org and become a delegate for healthy sleep! Download an app to your smartphone that will track your sleep. When was the last time you washed your sheets? Let your friends know how rested you are using the hashtag #WorldSleepDay and find who else is celebrating their restfulness.
World Sleep Day was founded by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Sleep Day Society in 2008. It is celebrated annually on the Friday before the northern hemisphere vernal equinox.
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