The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP
House of Commons
Tuesday 27th August 2019
Dear Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP,
22 million people in Britain woke up this morning suffering from a damaging lack of sleep.
We’re eve sleep, and we’re fiercely passionate about the power of sleep. From the way it makes you feel, mentally and physically, to how it fuels everything we do. And, yet, this essential need isn’t protected as a fundamental human right. Pretty crazy when you think about it.
The cost of bad sleep goes beyond the everyday. It leads to poor immunity, depression and anxiety, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. It can take years off your life.
Society depends and thrives on sleep. So why aren’t we doing something about it? Why aren’t we protecting people’s right to sleep? The people living under the Heathrow flight path. The shift workers. The A&E doctors suffering from burnout. Exhausted teachers. Exhausted pupils.
We’re asking for your help to change the law and recognize sleep in the Human Rights Act 1998. It's time to wake up to the injustice of poor sleep, and work together to give vulnerable groups the #RightToSleep.