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National Sleep Day: January 3

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photo 3Tuesday, January 3 marked “National Sleep Day.”

The Festival of Sleep Day, an exciting day for many, is celebrated each year and is a day dedicated to catching up on slumber.

Not much is known about the origin of the day but who cares, it’s a great way to celebrate and catch up on some Zzzs. The day comes in perfect time, following Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, all holidays that may have caused major sleep deprivation.

Healthy adults reportedly need around seven to nine hours of sleep each day and children need around 10 to 11 hours. How many can say they got the necessary amount of sleep the night of December 31?

To celebrate the day, people caught up on lost sleep by taking a full snooze for nine hours. If not a cubicle power nap worked too.

Tuesday was also a great day to check in with sleep problems. Those who suffer from Insomnia, the Latin for “no sleep,” may have wanted to find ways to ensure a good sleep like adding exercise to a daily routine. It was also a good time to check in with a health professional to discuss sleep problems.

National Sleep Day is followed by National Sleep Awareness Week, which takes place from March 7 to 13 and raises awareness for the importance of sleep and highlights poor sleep quality that can be linked to many dangers like auto accidents.
To celebrate another sleepy day like this one, you’ll have to wait until July, though this day you don’t want to be the sleepy one. July 27 is “National Sleepy Head Day,” and is celebrated in Finland when the last person in the house is woken up using water. Yikes.

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