eve sleep has today published an open letter to Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, calling on him to support the campaign to recognise sleep as a human right.
Despite the fact that sleep is as important to a healthy lifestyle as exercise and nutrition, and a fundamental driver of both mental and physical wellbeing, it is not currently included within the legislated list of fundamental human rights.
The letter, which was delivered to parliament and published on a mobile billboard outside the Palace of Westminster, marks the beginning of eve’s mission to have sleep protected by law in the Human Rights Act 1998 .
The company have identified that societal health and wellbeing depends on sleep, and a change in the law could protect the rights of vulnerable groups such as the people living under the Heathrow flight path, shift workers, A&E doctors, and teachers.
As part of the social mission to change the policy, eve sleep is assembling a team of independent experts to act as a think tank around the proposed legislation and will produce a white paper detailing the impact it will have on the country should the law change.
To read the full letter, share your sleep story or get involved visit: www.evesleep.co.uk/righttosleep