World Sleep Day facts & notes:
- #worldsleepday was a trending topic on both Twitter and Facebook
- World Sleep Day now has 394 delegates around the globe in 72 countries.
- World Sleep Day added 152 new delegates in 2016, from 33 different countries.
- World Sleep Day added representatives in 14 new countries (Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Curacao, Estonia, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Moldova, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Taiwan, Tunisia, Qatar, and Uruguay).
- #worldsleepday was viewed over 109,000 times on Twitter via our @_WorldSleep page.
- We added 401 Facebook and 371 Twitter followers.
- Portugal – Dr. Eulália Semedo translated World Sleep Day materials into Portuguese.
- El Salvador – Dr. Elena Majano will be promoting: “La Semana del Buen Dormir” (“The Week of Good Sleep”) for World Sleep Day 2016.
- Hong Kong – Dr. Clive Wong organized a ‘World Sleep Day 2016 Health Fair’ event. The activities included a series of public lectures, free professional health assessment and free professional consultations.
- India – Dr. Ravi Gupta organized an essay competition for the school children to help increase awareness regarding sleep disorders among students in their formative years.
World Sleep Day 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 the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
Please click on the following links to learn more about World Sleep Day and how we are raising global awareness of sleep issues together:
- 2016 Slogan
- Press Release and Media Tool Kit
- World Sleep Day – Informational and Historical Videos
- Delegate Activities
- Become a Delegate