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.
This Pinterest collection focused on lost sleep caused by external forces could inspire some serious activism to help out many different populations, including veterans, the poor and the indigent, women, people of color, teenagers, even those who are wealthy and secure, when pollution (light, air, and noise) becomes intrusive. [...]
Dark weather brings out the S.A.D., perfectionists are more likely to become insomniacs, why parents fear later school bell times, melatonin can help with autism, a look at racism and sleep, and more about how America (and the world) sleeps. [...]