Join World Sleep Day and contribute to improve and facilitate sleep health and happiness around the world.
World Sleep Day is an annual event sponsored by World Sleep Society (founded by WASM and WSF) to raise awareness of sleep disorders and highlight the burden that they place on society. The next World Sleep Day will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable, yet less than one-third of sufferers seek professional help. Sleep problems constitute a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life for up to 45% of the world’s population. Better understanding of sleep conditions and more research into this area of medicine will help reduce the burden of sleep disorders on society.
World Sleep Day offers a world stage to interested parties to join forces and reach their audiences. Individuals and sleep centers around the world are invited to participate to teach about the importance of sleep and the preservation of high quality, sound and sufficient sleep.
Develop the Next Generation of Sleep Doctors
New in 2017 is our crowdfunding campaign for our Young Investigator Program. By donating to our campaign, 100% of your donation will go toward a Young Investigator’s attendance at World Sleep 2017. The World Sleep Congress will provide participants from around the world with unmatched opportunities to exchange scientific ideas and experiences in sleep medicine. By attending, Young Investigators will have access to recent advances in sleep medicine including up-to-date clinical and basic research techniques.
Registration to attend World Sleep 2017 is $250.
Travel stipends are given for $500.
By raising $12,000, we will send 16 Young Investigators to a congress that could set their career path in motion. Finished with Med School, these Young Investigators need to find their field of research. They have already completed solid research in post-doctoral studies regarding Sleep. These are future clinicians, researchers and doctors. At this pivotal point in their career, let’s show them how important the Sleep field is by aligning them with sleep health experts and mentors from around the globe.