Explaining the Noise Effects on Sleep with Consideration of Neurophysiology & Epidemiology

Research Paper Title Development of a new night-time noise index: Integration of neurophysiological theory and epidemiological findings Background The effects of environmental noise on sleep are of great interest to public health. Numerous studies have been conducted to investigate these effects; however, these previous studies applied existing sound-level statistics that were not based on neurophysiology.… Read More

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Developing Models for Predicting Sleep Latency & Sleep Duration

Research Paper Title Models for Predicting Sleep Latency and Sleep Duration. Background Planning effective sleep-wake schedules for civilian and military settings depends on the ability to predict the extent to which restorative sleep is likely for a specified sleep period. Here, the researchers developed and validated two mathematical models, one for predicting sleep latency and… Read More

Sleep & Military-Connected Couples

Research Paper Title Perceived partner responsiveness, pain, and sleep: A dyadic study of military-connected couples. Background The health-promoting influence of supportive close relationships has been extensively documented, yet the mechanisms of this effect are still being clarified. Leading researchers have theorised that examining particular interpersonal interactions and the mediating intrapersonal processes they facilitate is the… Read More

Sleep Disorder Symptoms & PTSD in US Army Personnel

Research Paper Title Sleep Problems in Active Duty Military Personnel Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Presence, Change, and Impact on Outcomes. Background To examine sleep disorder symptom reports at baseline and post-treatment in a sample of active duty US Army Soldiers receiving treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Explore sleep-related predictors of outcomes. Methods… Read More

Linking Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, Good Sleep, & Psychological Flexibility in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress among New Zealand military personnel: A cross sectional study. Background Post-traumatic stress (PTS) is prevalent among military personnel. Knowledge of the risk and protective factors associated with PTS in this population may assist with identifying personnel who would benefit from increased or targeted support. Therefore… Read More

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

What is the Impact of the Occupational Environment of a Submerged Submarine on Cardiometabolic Health of Royal Navy Submariners?

When on patrol, submariners spend several months submerged and isolated. They work shifts, endure a disrupted pattern of sleep, and eat a restricted diet. Space for physical activity is limited and there is no exposure to natural sunlight. Surprisingly, none of these seems to have a deleterious effect on biomarkers of cardiometabolic risk (Gunner et… Read More