Increasing Resilience Through Promotion of Healthy Sleep Among Service Members

Published In: Military Medicine, v. 180, no. 1, Editorial, Jan. 2015, p. 4-6

Posted on RAND.org on February 02, 2015

by Eric R. Pedersen, Wendy M. Troxel, Regina A. Shih, Evette Pinder, Dana Lee, Lily Geyer

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Military research on sleep is generally focused on the post-deployment period because of implications of poor sleep on chronic sleep problems and downstream mental and physical health consequences. This article argues that sleep health research, development of sleep health policies, and evaluation of sleep health programs should focus on promoting sleep health throughout the deployment cycle and in training environments to aid in prevention as well as intervention efforts.

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