World Sleep Day Date in the current year: March 11, 2016

World Sleep Day World Sleep Day is annually celebrated on Friday of the second full week in March. Originally this holiday was celebrated on March 14, but later it's date became movable.

The first World Sleep Day observation took place in 2008. The holiday was established by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine aiming to celebrate the benefits of good and healthy sleep.

World Sleep Day features various events, like discussions, presentations, exhibitions etc. They are held to raise public awareness of social, medical and educational aspects of sleep problems. Sleep disorders and their prevention are paid particular attention and international health organizations remind people about the problems of lack of sleep and insomnia, calling humanity to a healthy way of life. More than 10% of the population of developed countries suffer from insomnia, and every second person on Earth has one or more symptoms of sleep disorders.

World Sleep Day helps not only raise awareness of sleep disorders. It also constitutes, that problems of sleep have reached the level of global epidemic and it threatens health and quality of life of as much as 45% of world's population.

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