Identifying Insomnia-suspectible Occupations in the Military

Research Paper Title The relationship between military occupation and diagnosed insomnia following combat deployment. Background The objective of this research was to investigate the relationship between military occupation and diagnosed insomnia following combat deployment. Methods This retrospective cohort study was conducted using existing electronic military databases. Eligible participants were military personnel with a deployment to… Read More

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Can Military Personnel use Tyrosine or Caffeine to Enhance Cognitive Performance Sleep-deprived?

Research Paper Title A Systematic Review of the Effect of Dietary Supplements on Cognitive Performance in Healthy Young Adults and Military Personnel. Background Intake of dietary supplements has increased, despite evidence that some of these have adverse side effects and uncertainty about their effectiveness. This systematic review examined the evidence for the cognitive benefits of… Read More

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

Is Sleep Duration Inversely Related to Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury?

Research Paper Title Sleep duration and musculoskeletal injury incidence in physically active men and women: A study of U.S. Army Special Operation Forces soldiers. Background In physically demanding occupations or athletic populations, sleep has been shown to be an important factor for both performance and recovery. However, evidence is limited on sleep duration and its… Read More

Is There a Link between Sleep Problems, Military Culture, & Deployment History?

According to a Rand Corps study conducted in 2015, approximately one-third of troops from all branches of the military reported averaging a total of 5 hours of sleep or less each night. Meanwhile, only 37 percent reported getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night. The study, which had a sample size of 2,000… Read More

Total Sleep Deprivation & Cerebral Response

Research Paper Title Neural correlates of dynamic changes in working memory performance during one night of sleep deprivation. Background Total sleep deprivation (TSD) is common in modern society leading to deterioration of multiple aspects of cognition. Dynamic interaction effect of circadian rhythmicity and homeostatic sleep pressure on sustained attention have been intensively investigated, while how… Read More

Military Personnel & Sleep Disruption due to Environmental Factors

Research Paper Title A Review of Environmental Barriers to Obtaining Adequate Sleep in the Military Operational Context. Background Sleep loss is ubiquitous in military settings, and it can be deleterious to cognitive, physiological, and operational functioning. This is especially true in the military operational context (e.g., training, garrison, combat) where continuous operations prevent adequate time… Read More