Military Personnel: Linking Sleep & Health

Research Paper Title Nightmares in United States military personnel with Sleep Disturbances. Background Sleep disturbances are common in United States military personnel. Despite their exposure to combat and trauma, little is known about nightmares in this population. The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence and associated clinical and polysomnographic characteristics of nightmares… 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

SAS: Who Dares Wins, Episode 2 Tonight

Don’t forget that episode 2 (day 3/4) of SAS: Who Dares Wins (which mimics the UK Special Forces Selection process) is on Channel 4 @ 21:00 (9pm). Only 20 of the original 30 contestants are still in, and I’m looking forward to Sam the Trainee Stuntman (who is ‘fitter’ than everyone else and going to… Read More

Research: To Sleep or Not to Sleep

Research Paper Title Association between Perceived Insufficient Sleep, Frequent Mental Distress, Obesity and Chronic Dieases Amnog US Adults, 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Background Although evidence suggests that poor sleep is associated with chronic disease, little research has been conducted to assess the relationships between insufficient sleep, frequent mental distress (FMD ≥14 days during… Read More

Research: Sleep, Food & Weight Gain

It takes just five consecutive days of inadequate sleep to increase food intake in excess of energy needs, leading to weight gain. Scientists found that average expenditure of energy per day increased by about 5% when participants were allowed to sleep for up to five hours, compared with a sleeping period of up to nine… Read More

Research: Sleep & Traumatic Events

Disrupted sleep shortly after performing rescue and clean-up operations following traumatic events is associated with poor physical health 12 months later. After adjusting for age, sex, body mass index, and initial distress levels, researchers found that early complaints about sleep quality were associated with more physical symptoms, poorer perceived health, and increased use of healthcare… Read More