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Staff Perspective: Sleep Among Special Duty Military Personnel

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.

By the Numbers: 23 April 2018

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31.2%

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."

Staff Perspective: The Role of Primary Care Provider Attitudes in Disseminating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Diana Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM

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.

Staff Perspective: CDP's Virtual Sleep Museum

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.

By the Numbers: 9 April 2018

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68.9%
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.

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