Alaska Sleep Education Center

New Link Found between Nightmares and Heart Disease in Veterans

Posted by AASM Staff - https://aasm.org on Aug 26, 2020 4:53:13 PM

A new study found a surprising association between frequent and severe nightmares and cardiovascular disease in veterans, even after controlling for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Topics: nightmares, Military, heart disease, veterans, ptsd

Resistance Training Found To Improve PTSD-Related Sleep Disorders

Posted by Jane Sandwood on Apr 20, 2020 1:03:32 PM

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Topics: insomnia, Military, get better sleep, veterans, ptsd

The Military’s App to Improve Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 28, 2019 10:10:00 AM

Active duty military personnel lead stressful lives. Whether deployed abroad or serving stateside, demands on their time, bodies, and families can prove difficult to manage. Studies have shown that this stress can negatively affect the sleeping habits of active duty military personnel. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a recent study revealed that over 85% of active duty military suffer from some type of sleep disorder.

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Topics: Sleep, sleep disorders, sleep study, sleep specialist, Family, application, Military, game

PTSD and Its Connection to Sleep Apnea

Posted by Dr. Angela Randazzo, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, specializing in Sleep on Sep 11, 2019 9:02:00 AM

You may already know that serving in the military increases the chance of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),  a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing a terrifying event like war. But what you may not realize is that PTSD is linked to a potentially dangerous nighttime issue: sleep apnea.

September isSuicide Awareness Month, making now a good time to address all of our active military and Veterans about how poor sleep quality can affect every other aspect of life.

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Topics: life with sleep apnea, Military, veterans, ptsd

Study Reveals Military Spouse Sleep Disorders Are Common

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 11, 2018 11:52:00 AM


According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, active duty military personnel have a high prevalence of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and short sleep duration. Results also show that these sleep disorders lead to medical issues, such as depression, anxiety, and more.  With sleep research growing for active duty military personnel, many are getting the help they need through professional sleep clinics.

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Topics: Sleep, insomnia, sleep disorders, apnea, Family, Spouse, Military

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