International sleep expert Matthew Walker signs manifesto aimed at getting everyone in the Netherlands to sleep better

2 September 2022

With the aim of helping Dutch people get a better night's rest, Beter Bed has launched a manifesto for improving sleep. Sleep deprivation can affect your body, brain and life expectancy. Matthew Walker, an internationally renowned sleep scientist and author of 'Why We Sleep' and TEDx speaker with more than 16 million views, recognises the problem and supports the manifesto with his first signature.

Shaking the Netherlands awake
Sleeping well makes you happier, more productive and healthier. One in five Dutch people suffers from some form of sleep deprivation. We can safely say there’s a social problem. It’s time for the whole of the Netherlands to wake up and realise the importance of better sleep, because right now not enough attention is being paid to preventing sleep problems.

Manifesto launch
In order to emphasise the importance of better sleep, Beter Bed has published a manifesto. The sleep specialist calls on the whole of the sleeping Netherlands to support him in his mission to put the importance of better sleep on the agenda. The aim is to encourage better sleep behaviour and provide more information to address this social problem. With this in mind, Beter Bed has brought renowned sleep scientist Matthew Walker to the Netherlands to update the press and Dutch people on the impact of this problem via a livestream. Watch the talk here. “If 50-60% of the entire population were to get more sleep, it would save millions of euros in healthcare spending,” said Walker, who supports the manifesto with his signature.

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