World Sleep Day
World Sleep Day is held on March 16. It is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society [founded by WASM and WSF] and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. World Sleep Day is held the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
We all think we know a thing or two about sleep. After all, itís not just something we all share, but itís also something we do at least once a day. Sleep deprivation will kill you more quickly than food deprivation. Neither are good for you, obviously, but sleep is actually more important than food in the short term.
Two-thirds of a cat's life is spent asleep. A giraffe only needs 1.9 hours of sleep a day, whereas a brown bat needs 19.9 hours a day. Humans spend 1/3 of their life sleeping. As humans we spend an average of 25 years sleeping, thatís a third of our lives.
The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes achieved during a marathon. If it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep at night that means you're too tired and won't rest well!
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
World Speech Day on March 15 (The idea came from Simon's work in establishing a free database for contemporary and historic speeches. Speeches change the world: socially, politically, in the arts, business and religion. World Speech Day was launched by Simon Gibson at the Athens Democracy Forum in 2015);
International Adolescent Health Week on March 17 (Being a part of International Adolescent Health Week is easy! Wear lime green or share lime green giveaways and prizes all week long)