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

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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

Linking Sleep, Adverse Childhood Experiences, & Mental Health in Soldiers

Research Paper Title Sleep Disturbance Mediates the Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences With Mental Health Symptoms and Functional Impairment in US Soldiers. Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have long-term impacts on a person’s mental health, which extend into adulthood. There is a high prevalence of ACEs among service members. Further, service members also report… Read More

Night Night: 8 Science-backed Supplements that Could Help You Sleep Tonight

If you are tossing and turning all night and struggling to sleep, then you are not alone. Did you know that as many as 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and roughly half of all adults experience occasional bouts of insomnia. This is a problem because studies link lack of sleep with increased risk… 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

Could an Elevated Spindle Oscillatory Frequency in PTSD Indicate a Deficient Sensory-gating Mechanism Responsible for Preserving Sleep Continuity?

Research Paper Title Increased Oscillatory Frequency of Sleep Spindles in Combat-Exposed Veteran Men with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Background Sleep disturbances are core symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but reliable sleep markers of PTSD have yet to be identified. Sleep spindles are important brain waves associated with sleep protection and sleep-dependent memory consolidation. The present… 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