World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an internationally recognized event that builds connections and raises sleep health awareness among researchers, health care workers, patients, and the public. Participants from each of these stakeholder groups organize sleep health awareness activities in their local clinics, institutions, companies, and communities.

Sleep should be just as important as healthy eating and regular exercise, yet it is not given importance and attention. However, it has a great impact on our physical and mental well-being, health and performance.

It has happened to all of us that, due to work, study or social reasons, we went to bed late a few times and slept little.

Unfortunately, we also know how difficult the next day is and we just count the minutes until evening to fall back into bed and fall asleep.

But what if someone is constantly having trouble sleeping and it's affecting them every day and night? Insomnia and sleepiness have now almost become a national disease.

Many times we don't realize how many things affect the quality of our sleep and that we rarely sleep well. That is why we need to pay more attention to its prevention and treatment.


Healthy sleep is more than simple duration. Three elements of good quality sleep are: 

  • Duration: The length of sleep should be sufficient for the sleeper to be rested and alert the following day. This varies from person to person, but most healthy adults need at least 8 hours of sleep.
  • Continuity: Sleep periods should be seamless without fragmentation.
  • Depth: Sleep should be deep enough to be restorative.


Benefits of good sleep include:

  • Sleep helps support memory and learning [1]
  • Sleep supports brain health, and brain health supports sleep [2]
  • Sleep helps the immune system to clear bacteria and viruses [3]
  • Sleep helps to recycle old cells and maintain our bodies and energy levels [4]


Poor sleep health can have multiple significant impacts on human health. 

  • Poor sleep has been linked to obesity [5], diabetes [6], coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular mortality [7].
  • Trouble with thinking and concentration
  • Mood changes


Here are tips for a better sleep