During this month’s Sleep Team takeover of the CDP website, I wanted to take a minute to talk about a particularly hard hit subset of military members, Special Duty personnel. Over my career I had many opportunities to work with these elite military members both as a clinician and as an embedded consultant. Sleep problems are endemic in this population, so let’s take a quick look at who they are and what types of issues are affecting their mission readiness related to sleep.
Blog posts with the tag "Sleep"
The percentage of 500 active duty U.S. military personnel who underwent a sleep medicine evaluation and polysomnography who had weekly nightmares, according to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine -- Nightmares in United States Military Personnel With Sleep Disturbances. Yet only 3.9% of the study participants "reported nightmares as a reason for evaluation."
More is better right? I have heard this often vis a vis treatment of sleep disorders, i.e. if only we had more providers trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), then we could reach more patients. Today, I want to impart to you the idea that having greater numbers of trained CBT-I providers is insufficient without addressing attitudes of referring medical providers-particularly those primary care providers (PCPs) who are our patients’ point-of-contact with the medical system.
In this video blog, Dr. Timothy Rogers welcomes you to the Snoozeum, CDP’s virtual museum of sleep disorders. The Snoozeum is built in Second Life, a virtual world that allows for an immersive experience. Your avatar (the character that represents you virtually) can explore information and exhibits 24/7.
The percentage of the total number of motor vehicle accident injuries among active duty Service members (SM) between 2007-2016 in which the injured SM had a diagnosis of insomnia, according to an article in the December 2017 issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report -- Insomnia and Motor Vehicle Accident–Related Injuries, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016.