Cassian Baliarsingh

In an effort to promote wellness practices, a Bengaluru-based firm announced March 17 as a holiday on the occasion of International Sleep Day followed by the weekend.

Wakefit Solutions, a popular home furnishing company, shared a screenshot of the mail sent to all its employees which reads, “Experience the ultimate gift of sleep with Wakefit!”

“In celebration of World Sleep Day, all Wakefit employees have been granted a day of rest on March 17th, 2023 – and with a long weekend to follow, it’s the perfect chance to catch up on some much-needed rest and relaxation.”

The title of the mail is ‘Surprise Holiday: Announcing the Gift of Sleep.”

The mail continues, “Hi all, we are thrilled to announce that Wakefit will celebrate International Sleep Day on Friday, the 17th of March as an optional holiday for all its employees. As sleep enthusiasts, we consider Sleep Day a festival, especially when it falls on a Friday! You can avail this leave like any other holiday through the HR portal.”

“The 6th edition of our Great Indian Sleep Scorecard reveals a 21% increase in people feeling sleepy during work hours since 2022, and an 11% spike in people waking up tired. Considering sleep deprivation’s prevalence, what better way to celebrate Sleep Day than through the Gift of Sleep?”

“Hoping to see you well rested on Monday, Cheers!”

The company’s unique holiday option for employees is being hailed on social media.