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PTSD and Its Connection to Sleep Apnea

Posted by Dr. Angela Randazzo 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

We Remember...

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 11, 2019 5:27:14 AM

Recognition of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform who made the transition to small business owners first began with Public Law 106-50 or the Veteran owned small business The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999.

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Topics: veterans, 9/11

PTSD and Sleep

Posted by Meir H. Kryger, M.D. on Nov 10, 2018 10:21:19 AM

The stories are eerily similar. The patient awakens from a terrifying recurrent dream, sweating, heart beating fast, and often unable to fall asleep again that night. Some are elderly men, others are young women. Some have suffered trauma on the battlefield, others at home.

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Topics: veterans, ptsd, grief, cognitive sleep issues

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