From The Daily Scan: Sleep deprivation among the homeless – a wake-up call
Submitted by Communications & Public Affairs, Providence Health Care
As someone who went without permanent housing for large swaths of his life, AJ Komperdo became resourceful in finding places to stay at night.
His most memorable spot was on the top of a skyscraper in Vancouver’s West End that he managed to access. “It felt safe because no one ever went up that far,” the 42-year-old outpatient at St. Paul’s Hospital recalls.
There was little chance of shut-eye on a hard rooftop, and his fatigue the next morning was bone crushing. But during the dark hours of night, he felt safe.
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