National Sleepover Day

National Sleepover Day is a holiday observed annually on May 9th that encourages people to gather with friends and family members to organize their own sleepovers.

Sleepovers are not only a way for people to come together to watch movies and do each other’s makeup, but they are also a bonding experience that can create memories lasting a lifetime. It is a time when everyone shares a communal experience that aids in developing social skills and is simply fun. That’s why everyone should enjoy a sleepover with the people they love.

The History of National Sleepover Day

This holiday was created by two companies with a vested interest in encouraging more girls to have slumber parties: Cosmopolitan and bareMinerals. They established this holiday in 2017 to encourage more girls to have sleepovers. It is a holiday that has since taken on a life of its own and is celebrated around the world.

Some Interesting Facts About Sleep

We couldn’t find much information about sleepovers, but we found quite a bit about sleep, so we decided to list some interesting facts about sleep that we’ve learned recently.

  • People tend to sleep less in the days leading up to a full moon. Researchers don’t know why.
  • If you can fall asleep in under 5 minutes, you’re probably sleep-deprived.
  • The average person takes 15 minutes to fall asleep.
  • Most people are less alert after lunch, hence the term “2 pm lag.”
  • Sleep-deprived people are more likely to overeat.
  • Before color television, only about 15% of people dreamed in color. Now, 75% of people dream in color.

Observing National Sleepover Day

This is a holiday on which girls can organize sleepovers at each other’s homes. They can have pillow fights, pop popcorn, and enjoy movies. They can also do each other’s makeup and play party games. While celebrating this holiday, they can use the hashtag #NationalSleepoverDay to spread the word about it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 9 Thursday
Next year (2025)
May 9 Friday
Last year (2023)
May 9 Tuesday
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