joblessness and sleep

Sleep News Weekly || February 16, 2018: Fired for sleep apnea? Chinese shoppers awoken in IKEA, dodgeball for narcolepsy, more

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Workers claim they were fired for sleep apnea, IKEA shoppers in China are awoken from naps on display furniture by local comedians, new lung pacemaker treats first-ever sleep apnea patient, 700 people in Kentucky split $500k Provigil settlement, Japan examines the relationship between insomnia and suicide; narcolepsy mom plays dodgeball to raise awareness; and more about how America (and the world) sleeps. [...]

Sleep News Special Report || A month’s worth of Homeless ‘Right To Sleep’ coverage

December 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

The homeless "right to sleep" is both a human and a civil right. Yet homelessness is a global problem of epidemic proportion, with so many innocent people criminalized for being poor. A place to sleep for those without a roof (which includes people who actually have jobs and are working, as well as entire families with nowhere to go) has become impossible to find for untold thousands. The odds of these people turning their lives around become slimmer the longer they "sleep rough," yet getting adequate sleep may be one of the most critical basic needs that could help them. [...]
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