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World Sleep Day: Know Importance, History, 2023 Theme

New Delhi: Every year third Friday of march is celebrated as world sleep Day. The day is dedicated to healthy sleep habits, funding sleep research, and demanding revolutionary changes in sleep health education and policy. This year it celebrates on March 17, 2022, which is today. The day is dedicated to reducing the societal burden […]

Edited By : Yashashvi Tak | Updated: Mar 17, 2023 16:42 IST
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New Delhi: Every year third Friday of march is celebrated as world sleep Day. The day is dedicated to healthy sleep habits, funding sleep research, and demanding revolutionary changes in sleep health education and policy.

This year it celebrates on March 17, 2022, which is today. The day is dedicated to reducing the societal burden of sleep problems through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. Sleep is a state of reduced mental and physical activity in which consciousness is altered and sensory activity is partially inhibited.

History

The World Sleep Society established World Sleep Day. On March 14, 2008, the first-ever World Sleep Day was observed. Dr Nathaniel Kleitman, popularly known as the founder of sleep research, opened the first sleep lab to research sleep. Librium, the first sleeping pill, was introduced in 1960.

Importance

Life has become increasingly hectic in the modern era as a result of a variety of factors, including longer working hours and longer commute times. However, the significance of events such as World Sleep Day has grown in recent years as the importance of getting enough sleep has grown in recent years to ensure consistency in performance.

Theme in 2023

The theme of Sleep Day 2023 is “Sleep is Essential for Health.” According to the World Sleep Society, the theme aims to emphasise how healthy eating and exercise are essential to good health, and how good sleep is essential to one’s physical, mental, and social well-being.

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First published on: Mar 17, 2023 10:00 AM IST

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