ADEQUATE SLEEP BEFORE WORKDAYS
Would this be possible (perhaps using EMRO
legislation)? Sunday night to Thursday night:
all licensed premises to be shut/empty from say
12.30 to 7.30 to allow people living nearby a
chance to get adequate sleep before work the
next day. (I picked those hours as my guess
of suitability for the majority.)
At present, I know lots of people who are being
driven spare by the racket in the night from
people going home from bars, clubs and takeaways.
This causes a lot of stress, misery and headaches,
and lack of adequate sleep is now acknowledged to
raise people's risk of serious health harm: cancer,
heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Why the contribution is important
(1) It allows people adequate rest so that they
can do their jobs properly (who wants to be treated
by a medic who has been kept awake until 5am by a
nightclub's bass/revellers?) and/or concentrate
on their studies the next day.
(2) It would lower the risk of serious disease.
by user515911 on November 26, 2013 at 10:28AM