Waking up to free-market health effects
People are just not sleeping as much as they should. A good night’s sleep is not getting the prioritisation it deserves. The World Health Organization recommends 8 hours of sleep each night to minimise the risk of sleep disorders. The EU-funded SCRAPS project will investigate cultural engagements related to this issue. Specifically, it will consider fiction and non-fiction sources, including self-help manuals, as well as the digital culture (mHealth apps and sleep hygiene blogs) to advance our understanding of the impact of neoliberal ideologies on health. The project will explore the concerns about contemporary life mobilised by the discourse of a sleep crisis.