It’s World Sleep Day 2013!

15th March 2013 by Rosie Gollancz

Sleep news

World Sleep Day 2013

Photo credit: Leo Reynolds

Today is ‘World Sleep Day’, a worldwide celebration of sleep!

Each year since 2008 World Sleep Day has been organised by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), whose mission it is to wake people up to the importance of sleep. This year, in honour of the big day they are launching a new blog, authored by Professor Teresa Paiva.

The focus of each Sleep Day is chosen by the WASM – so far these have ranged from drowsy driving to general health benefits of sleep. This year the theme focuses on the trouble many older adults have with their sleep and features the tagline “Good sleep, healthy aging”, they say:

If you’re an older adult, good quality sleep is within reach.

It might mean talking with your doctor about your medications, going to bed and waking up earlier because your body’s circadian sleep cycles have shifted, or getting treatment for other conditions that are interfering with your sleep.

Some sleep disorders, such as insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea, are more common in the elderly. But with diagnosis and specialty care, these issues can also be treated and even prevented.

So, “Happy World Sleep Day 2013″. We hope it ends in restful, refreshing sleep!

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