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

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5 Sleep Hygiene Tips during Boot Camp Training

In the boot camp world, there is no such thing as “accidentally sleeping in”. You will need to get up at the same time every day – around 5am, so that there is plenty of morning for you to make the most of it. For people who do not have the best relationship with sleep… Read More

Do We need to Address both Sleep & Anxiety for those with Diagnosed Sleep Disorders?

Research Paper Title Self-Reported Sleep, Anxiety, and Cognitive Performance in a Sample of U.S. Military Active Duty and Veterans. Background Unhealthy sleep can interfere with US military service members affective and cognitive functioning, and increase accident and injury risks. Methods This study examined the relationship between US active duty and veterans’ (n = 233) self-reported… Read More

5 Different Approaches on Losing Weight

Christmas is getting closer and, usually, we all look for different ways to shed some pounds. If you are wondering why your efforts have not worked out the way you thought they would or you are just looking for a more effective method, maybe the reason is your approach. Every single body is different and… Read More

Military Recruits: Linking Upper Respiratory Tract Infection & Sleep

Research Paper Title Increased Risk of Upper Respiratory Infection in Military Recruits Who Report Sleeping Less Than 6 h per night. Background Professional sleep associations recommend 7-9 h of sleep per night for young adults. Habitually sleeping less than 6 h per night has been shown to increase susceptibility to common cold in otherwise healthy,… Read More

Can the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Help to Differentiate Sleep Disorders in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title The Epworth Sleepiness Scale in Service Members with Sleep Disorders. Background Excessive daytime sleepiness affects an estimated 20% of the general population. While the prevalence of sleepiness in the military is largely unknown, it is well established that short sleep duration is endemic. The reasons for this include: the demanding nature of… Read More

How Mouth Breathing Affects Your Sleep (and How to Deal with It)

Are you a mouth breather? You may not know it but breathing primarily through your mouth not only affects your sleep, but it also has a major impact on your health. Maybe you are not quite sure whether you breathe through your mouth while asleep, after all, you are sleeping; but there are a few… Read More