National Sleep Awareness week is held annually in Australia, and this year will fall between March 14-20, 2021. Be sure to mark this week in your calendars as an important and meaningful way and help improve your overall health and others’ by educating yourself on the importance of sleep.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about National Sleep Awareness Week and how you should celebrate it.
National Sleep Awareness Week is a campaign by the National Sleep Foundation that aims to advocate the importance of sleep. It is held to highlight the significance of sleep health and the impact sleep can have on our overall health and well-being as well as its role in aiding our ability to achieve our personal, family and professional goals. It encourages everyone to assess their sleep habits and improve them if need be.
National Sleep Awareness Week coincides with World Sleep Day which is held on the 19th of March. These days both aim to raise awareness about sleep and it’s importance on an individual’s overall health.
Sleep plays an important role in our overall physical and wellbeing, yet millions of people don’t get enough of it. They may not realise it, but this can be severely damaging their health. Sleep Awareness Week aims to shed light on this and encourage people to make a conscious effort to improve their sleep habits and ultimately improve their health.
Sleep has a number of benefits including that it improves your productivity, strengthens your heart, boosts your immune system, helps prevent weight gain as well as improving sports performance for athletes. It is important to celebrate this day to spread awareness and educate those around you about sleep and its importance.
The 2021 campaign theme is: “Regular sleep, Healthy future”. This theme advocates and highlights the need of sleep as a key pillar to improve your overall health in the future alongside exercise and nutrition.
People often consider exercise and a good diet to be the main factors in improving one’s health with sleep often overlooked. This year’s theme aims to bust this myth and bring to the forefront the importance of sleep in your overall health. Without adequate sleep, you cannot achieve optimal health.
When it comes to celebrating National Sleep Awareness Week, there isn’t one way for you to do it. Here are a few suggestions we have for you to make this day meaningful:
Once you have understood the importance of sleep on your overall health, you may be looking for ways you can improve your sleep. Here are some tips to improve your sleep and ultimately your health:
For more tips on how to improve your sleep this National Sleep Awareness Week read our blog on the 50 basic sleep tips everyone should know!
This National Sleep Awareness Week, improve your sleep and health. Whether you choose to spread awareness on your social media, join in a sleep competition or purchase a new mattress, make the most of the week! Remember, your sleep is pivotal to your overall health, so don’t undermine its importance.
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