Canadian Sleep Consultants joins other participants from over 72 countries around the world in a global call to action about the importance of sleep. Friday, March 17, 2017 is the 10th annual World Sleep Day. Created and hosted by World Sleep Society, World Sleep Day is an internationally recognized awareness event bringing sleep health professionals and patients together for one important common cause: Sleep.
Using collaborative efforts energized by sleep professionals all over the world, the focus of World Sleep Day is to bring cognizance to the many burdens of sleep problems. World Sleep Day publicly displays efforts being taken toward prevention and management of sleep disorders. In 2017, the slogan is, “Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life.” This focus is purposefully broad in meaning, surrounding the message that quality of life with a sleep disorder can be improved, but recognition of sleep’s importance for overall health and well-being must come first. Though most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable, less than one-third of sufferers seek professional help.
SLOGAN: SLEEP SOUNDLY, NURTURE LIFE
• Sound sleep is one of the three pillars of good health along with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
• There are close to 100 disorders of sleep, but most are modifiable and manageable with the help of sleep specialists.
• Individuals who get an entire night’s sleep without any interruptions experience lower rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses.
ABOUT WORLD SLEEP SOCIETY
World Sleep Day is organized by World Sleep Society, founded by World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF), an international association whose mission is to advance sleep health worldwide. World Sleep Society is working toward increasing worldwide awareness of the importance of sleep and the adverse consequences resulting from lack of sleep, due either to enforced lifestyle or to sleep disorders themselves. The society acts as a link between various sleep associations and cultures, sleep clinicians and researchers, in the advancement of worldwide sleep health.
To learn more, visit www.worldsleepsociety.org. Stay connected: @_WorldSleep (Twitter), facebook.com/worldsleepsociety.