Sleep Day: what program on March 17, 2023?

In France or the United States, the 23rd edition of Sleep Day takes place on Friday, March 17, 2023. This year, the focus is on mental health, eco-anxiety and beliefs around sleep. Date and list of events.

  Sleep Day: what program on March 17, 2023?

The sleep is a central part of our life. At 75, we will have slept... 25, that's a third of our life, hence the importance of maintaining good sleep. On March 17, 2023, the 23rd edition of International Sleep Day in France and elsewhere in the world (in the United States for example). In France, this Awareness Day is organized by the National Institute of Sleep and Vigilance (InVS) . This year, the focus is on mental health, eco-anxiety and beliefs around sleep . What events are organized during Sleep Day in France? What purpose ? Where to inquire?

Date: When is Sleep Day 2023?

Sleep Day is usually celebrated on 3rd Friday of March, either this year, the Friday, March 17, 2023 .

When was Sleep Day created? By who ?

Sleep Day was created in 2000 about the National Institute of Sleep and Vigilance (InVS), an association that brings together natural and legal persons working in the register of prevention, awareness, health education, sleep, vigilance. This is a communication and prevention interface on sleep in France. In the USA , Sleep Day is organized by the World Sleep Society March 17, 2023. Sleep Day has a triple objective:

  • Raise awareness the importance of sleep
  • Promote screening of the sleeping troubles (insomnia, somnambulism, narcolepsy...) and remember that care structures exist when sleep becomes pathological.
  • Pursue Recognition engaged in sleep disorders as an element of public health .

What is the theme of Sleep Day 2023?

This year, the theme for Sleep Day is ' sleep beliefs, Mental Health and eco-anxiety More specifically, Sleep Day is focused this year on:

► The deterioration of mental health of the French observed since the start of the Covid health crisis, which shows a significant correlation between sleep disorders and the symptoms of anxiety and depression , confirming the role of sleep as a determinant of mental health.

► The misinformation around sleep hygiene induces behaviors opposed to sufficient quality and quantity of sleep, a factor that negatively impacts mental health.

► L' rising temperatures which reduces sleep time on a global scale, amplifying the risk of developing sleep disorders.

2023 sleep day poster

2023 sleep day poster

Program: what to do for Sleep Day 2023?

The National Institute of Sleep and Vigilance sets up, each year, a sleeping village digital which features a map with organized actions, information on sleep issues, and tips for improving sleep.

Face-to-face conferences (non-exhaustive list):

  • Good practices for better sleep at the Polyclinique de Grande-Synthe Avenue de la Polyclinique 59792 Grande-Synthe. March 17, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sleep and atypical hours: shift and night work at 190 Rue de la Taillade in 34070 Montpellier. March 17, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Is our Brain at rest when we sleep? at the Marguerite Duras Media Library - Place Federico Garcia Lorca 91220 Brétigny-sur-Orge. March 18, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Everywhere in France (map on the official site), sleep centers or specialized structures open their doors , with the participation of patient and health education associations, to welcome, inform and educate the public about sleep disorders and sleep hygiene.

► Animations, workshops, virtual podcasts (non-exhaustive list):

  • INSV webinar (program to come)
  • Webinar association le Don Du Souffle 03/17/2023: From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

National Institute of Sleep and Vigilance (InVS) /