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In today's economy, sleep has become a luxury many can't afford
Are you getting good sleep? Bad sleep? No sleep? It's one of society's biggest divides right now, and COVID-19 has only made it starker. Of course, the night shift has always been with us, but new trends in the world of work like app-based delivery, ride-share gigs, and automated scheduling in restaurants and retail mean more and more of us are getting by with little, or irregular sleep. And the consequences are real – for individual health and society. Is it time to think of sleep as a justice issue? The Sunday Magazine producer Pete Mitton explores the politics of sleep.