Frequently Asked Questions about World Sleep Day

1. What does organizing a World Sleep Day activity consist of?
2. How big should an activity be?
3. What number of professionals need participate in the activity?
4. Is there a minimum number of participants in the activity?
5. Should my activity take place in a hotel or a specific location?
6. Will World Sleep Society provide funding for events?
7. Can I find local sponsors for my event?
8. If participants pay to attend my event or donate to World Sleep Day efforts, does World Sleep Society receive the funds?
9. Can I use the world sleep day logo available on the website?
10. When do I submit my activity?
11. Do you have to be a delegate to submit an activity?
12. What’s the difference between a delegate and a regional coordinator?
13. Will you provide materials for us to use on world sleep day?
14. Can my company be listed on your resources page?
15. Can I get some of the materials translated into other languages?
16. How do I submit an activity?
17. Why should I become a World Sleep Day Delegate?


1. What does organizing a World Sleep Day activity consist of?

An activity can be any size, and consist of any activity promoting awareness of the importance of sleep. Ideas can be found on our planning page or by looking through past events from our activities page.


2. How big should an activity be?

Any size activity is accepted. Awareness events can range from large lectures or walk-a-thons involving hundreds of people to a handful of people receiving our official press release from you.


3. What number of professionals need participate in the activity?

No professionals are required to attend or plan an activity. World Sleep Society hosts World Sleep Day and our organization is an international membership of medical professionals. Therefore, some of our material is directed more toward the professional sector.


4. Is there a minimum number of participants in the activity?

Any number of participants is allowed. Some events do not involve people gathering, but rather are radio spots or virtual online events.


5. Should my activity take place in a hotel or a specific location?

No physical location is required. It could be a virtual event. More ideas and examples are available on our planning page.


6. Will World Sleep Society provide funding for events?

No. World Sleep Society does not provide any monetary gifts, grants or funding for events or activities on World Sleep Day. Individuals planning an event can seek regional sponsorships to cover costs, but World Sleep Society must be notified of your acceptance of funds on behalf of World Sleep Day. View our sponsorship page for more information or contact our administrative office at info@worldsleepsociety.org.


7. Can I find local sponsors for my event?

Yes. Individuals planning an event can seek regional sponsorships to cover costs, but World Sleep Society must be notified of your acceptance of funds on behalf of World Sleep Day. View our sponsorship page for more information or contact our administrative office at info@worldsleepsociety.org.


8. If participants pay to attend my event or donate to World Sleep Day efforts, does World Sleep Society receive the funds?

No. No money will be collected by World Sleep Society from awareness events. No claims should be made otherwise. World Sleep Society only accepts funds through official sponorships.


9. Can I use the official World Sleep Day logo?

The logo can be used by individuals in conjunction with an awareness activity. Companies and organizations must receive written consent before using our logo, or become a sponsor.


10. When do I submit my activity?

Activities can be submitted any time from January to April. You can submit your activity before or after it occurs. The sooner you submit your activity, the longer our website will be promoting your event. You can submit your activity before it occurs and submit photos of the event afterwards. All information submitted may be used in World Sleep Day promotional materials.


11. Do you have to be a delegate to submit an activity?

While becoming a delegate helps us tally the number of individuals planning and participating in World Sleep Day, it is not required. It is preferred only delegates submit activities.


12. What’s the difference between a delegate and a regional coordinator?

A delegate will organize an activity or event on World Sleep Day in their specific region.

A Regional Coordinator will organize delegates and their corresponding activities in a specific region. They act as a volunteer coordinator fielding questions and translating materials for the delegates. View our list of Regional Coordinators.


13. Will you provide materials for us to use on world sleep day?

Yes. Images, press release, talking points, media messages and more are provided via this website. Visit our toolkit to begin.


14. Can my company be listed on your resources page?

Organizations wishing to be listed on our resources page need to: 1) Become a delegate, 2) Host an awareness event, 3) Contact our administrative office with listing information at the conclusion of the event.


15. I need materials translated into other languages.

For assistance in planning, translating materials or general questions, you can contact a Regional Coordinator volunteer assigned to your region. Translated materials also appear on our Press Release page.


16. How do I submit an activity?

Activities must be submitted through our online form to be counted and featured on our website. Complete the form.


17. Why should I become a World Sleep Day Delegate?

Becoming a delegate and submitting your activity will:

 Allow us to create a webpage for your event
 Have your activity counted in our final 2019 tally
 Include your event in the rankings that will be scored for Distinguished Activity Awards
 Allow you to use our logo and other materials