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Accession Number ADA582875
Title Role of Sleep in the Health and Resiliency of Military Personnel.
Publication Date Apr 2011
Media Count 20p
Personal Author A. L. Peterson M. O. Bingham S. Young-McCaughan
Abstract Sleep is a naturally-occurring circadian behavior essential to both physical and psychological functioning. Profound negative consequences can result from sleep disruption and deprivation. Military service members face unique challenges to restful sleep, especially during deployment. The consequences of sleep deprivation on the functioning of the individual and, in turn, on his or her military unit can be catastrophic. Following deployment, continued sleep disturbance can complicate reintegration back into family, social, and work activities. How military service members and their families become resilient and positively adapt to or recover from the stressors of repeated and dangerous deployments is of great importance to military leaders seeking to optimize the health of the military forces. The role of sleep in resiliency has not been widely considered; however research suggests that sleep may play an essential role in developing and supporting resiliency. A model for resilience patterned after Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is proposed. Gaps in our understanding of the role of sleep in the health and resiliency of military personnel are discussed.
Keywords Health
Military personnel
Nato furnished
Sleep deprivation

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Texas Univ. Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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