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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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

Sleeping & Smitten…

“A military man can scarcely pride himself on having ‘smitten a sleeping enemy’; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.” Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku (1884 to 1943), speaking about Pearl Harbour in 1942 Yamamoto, original name Takano Isoroku, was a Japanese naval officer who conceived of the surprise attack on the… Read More

Soldiers Sleep: Actigraphy & Feedback

Research Paper Title Using actigraphy feedback to improve sleep in soldiers: an exploratory trial. Background The objective of this study was to assess the impact of wearing an actigraph and receiving personalised feedback on the sleep of a high-risk occupational group: United States soldiers recently returned from a combat deployment. Methods Following a baseline survey… Read More

Is there a Link between Marital Conflict & Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping in Military Couples.

Research Paper Title Marital Conflict and Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping in Military Couples. Background Our goal was to examine the association between marital conflict and nocturnal blood pressure dipping (NBP) in Iraq/Afghanistan healthy veterans and their partners and to determine whether sleep disturbances mediate such associations. Methods The sample consisted of 25 heterosexual couples comprised… Read More

Doctors Suggest Adjustments for Better Shut-eye

“Got sleep? If only it were as easy as grabbing a glass of milk. Anyone who has wrestled in the darkness — fighting off nightmares or tossing and turning through sleepless nights – knows how hard it can be to grab good Z’s. The real-life nightmares of combat, not to mention all of the other sleep-sucking… Read More