Linking Burn Pit Exposure & Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Research Paper Title Burn Pit Exposure in Military Personnel: Is There an Effect on Sleep-Disordered Breathing? Background Exposure to elevated concentrations of respirable particulate matter (< 10 μm) may influence sleep-disordered breathing. Burn pits as utilised by the US military in the Middle East until 2011 produced elevated particle matter concentrations. We seek to determine… Read More

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The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder & Obstructive Sleep Apnea in US Military Personnel

Research Paper Title The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Synopsis of the 2019 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines. Background In September 2019, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the US Department of Defence (DoD) approved a new joint clinical practice guideline… Read More

Military Personnel: Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Research Paper Title Effects of Insomnia and Depression on CPAP Adherence in a Military Population. Background Initial self-reported depression and insomnia prior to the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure therapy did not reliably predict short- and long-term adherence in a sample of active-duty military and veteran patients. Reference… Read More

Is Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness Early in Life a Modifiable Risk Factor for Development of Sleep Apnea in Adulthood?

Research Paper Title Cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term risk of sleep apnea: A national cohort study. Background Sleep apnea is increasing in prevalence, and is an important cause of cardiometabolic diseases and mortality worldwide. Its only established modifiable risk factor is obesity; however, up to half of all sleep apnea cases may occur in non-obese persons,… Read More

Are Military Personnel Really Prone to Sleep Disorders? Find Out Here

Our military personnel are valued for the sacrifices they make for their country. Whether they are deployed on the ground, in the air, at sea, or simply sitting behind the computer at a command centre, those personnel are serving their country diligently. Yet, did you ever think about how it might be like to be… Read More

What is the Impact of the Obstructive Sleep Hypopnea-apnea Syndrome on Employment for Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Impact of the obstructive sleep hypopnea-apnea syndrome treated on employment for military employment. Background The diurnal hypersomnia associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects soldier employment and deployability. In this study, we examined the impact of OSA on the employment of soldiers on continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) therapy by measuring several… Read More

Why Is Sleep Vital For Top Athletic Performance At Your Next Boot Camp?

Military boot camps are renowned for demanding the best from participants, with cardio, strength, resistance, and other exercises allowing you to hone your physical fitness. If you have signed up for a boot camp, without a doubt you have read about the importance of training and nutrition – but one area you might definitely have… Read More