Learn more on World Sleep Day at Michigan Medicine

March 12, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

World Sleep Day will be celebrated both on campus and across the globe on Friday, March 16. This year’s slogan is “Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life,” raising awareness of the importance of circadian rhythms in healthy sleep.

Circadian rhythms refer to a cycle within the body. Natural factors from within the body produce circadian rhythms, but environmental factors such as sunlight also affect them. Preserving regular circadian rhythms have been found to lower the risk of sleep disorders, mental health disorders and chronic health issues such as obesity and diabetes.

That’s why sound sleep is one of the three pillars of good health along with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Individuals who get an entire night’s sleep without any interruptions experience lower rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses.

You can celebrate World Sleep Day right here at Michigan Medicine! Staff members from the U-M Sleep Disorders Center will be in the Towsley Triangle from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday with handouts and giveaways for faculty and staff.

Don’t “sleep” on this important event. See you there!