An Australian NGO is re-using urban spaces to make them welcoming to homeless people. The Beddown organization transforms places that are widely used during the day, but are empty at night, like parking lots, into dorms.
A big problem for those who live on the streets is getting a peaceful sleep. Not only because of the cold, but many lie down in fear of being attacked and stolen. According to the NGO, sleep deprivation can cause problems such as: depression, diabetes, hypertension, memory loss and impact on cognitive function, making the person more susceptible to the use of drugs and alcohol.
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