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#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. [...]