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Theme update for Fall 2018: NESTING || The Vitamin Zzz anthology seeks literary writing about sleep

August 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Manuscript submissions for the Vitamin ZZZ anthology should come from people seeking to share sleep health information or personal experiences with diagnosed sleep disorders or related problems, people suffering from unexplained or undiagnosed sleep disorders, and caregivers concerned about the sleep disorders and problems of their patients. All perspectives are sought and welcomed: humorous, clinical, personal, spiritual, political, fantastic, familial, experimental. [...]

Sleep News Weekly || Jan 26, 2018 Special Edition: Sleep Across the Lifespan

January 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The way we sleep across the continuum of our lives changes depending on age and situation. This special installment focuses on the human lifespan, curating recent news links that reflect the concerns of these key milestones in our sleeping lives: Aging, Menopause, Sandwich Generation, Parenthood, Pregnancy, Fertility, Young Adulthood, Adolescence, Childhood, and the sleep lives of the newly born. [...]

#ICYMI: November’s collection of Right to Sleep news

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

November highlighted the very real civil and human rights issues in SHC's Right to Sleep News supplement. Not only are the homeless losing sleep while living on the street, but other people are having sleep stolen from them, and many of them are gainfully employed. Veteran status, pollution impacts, undertreated disorders and disabilities, displaced disaster victims, and unsustainable employer demands mark chief reasons why some people are cheated of an opportunity to sleep nearly every night of their lives. [...]

Wordless Wednesday: Why is it okay for doctors to work without sleep for 24 hours?

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Perhaps the Right to Sleep effort should focus on the high costs that come from mistakes made by sleep-deprived doctors. Those in training are encouraged to work without sleep as a kind of "rite of passage." Research suggests patients pay the price as victims of medical errors or drowsy driving accidents caused by these professionals, who are not superhuman, but just as disabled by sleep deprivation as everyone else. [...]

You asked SHC… about sleeping rough

November 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

"Sleeping rough" is a British reference to being homeless. People sleeping on the streets may make privileged people uncomfortable, but the reality is that homeless living puts them at much higher risk for a variety of problems that a simple and safe space for sleeping can deter. [...]