Who created World Sleep Day?
The annual awareness event was started by a group of dedicated health care providers
members of the medical community working and studying in the area of sleep medicine and research.
The goal of the first World Sleep Day was to bring together sleep healthcare providers to discuss and
distribute sleep information around the world.
The first co-chairs of World Sleep Day were Liborio Parrino, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Parma University,
Italy and Antonio Culebras, MD, Professor of Neurology, Upstate Medical University,
Consultant, The Sleep Center, Community General Hospital, Syracuse, New York, USA.