Women more hampered by sleep disorders than men

Women more hampered by sleep disorders than men

A new study by Australian researchers suggests that men and women are affected differently by sleep disorders. Results show that women are more likely than men to have more severe symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping at night and excessive daytime sleepiness. Women also have more difficulty concentrating and remembering things due to sleepiness or tiredness. In […]

Insomnia, Sleep Apnea on the Rise in U.S. Military

Insomnia, Sleep Apnea on the Rise in U.S. Military

In the past decade, the number of service members seeking treatment for sleep disorders has surged, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sleep Research. Looking at data in the Defense Medical Epidemiological Database, which keeps records of active-duty personnel, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, […]

How Sleep Disorders Affect Military Spouses

How Sleep Disorders Affect Military Spouses

While the number of veterans experiencing sleep disorders is growing, spouses of military personnel also suffer from sleep problems, according to findings presented at Sleep 2016, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society held June 11-15 in Denver. “Spouses of military service members experience numerous stressors that […]

Number of U.S. Veterans with Sleep Disorders Rising

Number of U.S. Veterans with Sleep Disorders Rising

A study by researchers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia reveals that sleep disorders in veterans has increased six-fold over an 11-year period. A sample of more than 9.7 million U.S. veterans seeking care in the Veterans Health Administration system between 2000 and 2010 showed the prevalence of sleep disorders increased from less than […]

Sleep disorders may be ‘hidden epidemic’ among MS sufferers

Sleep disorders may be ‘hidden epidemic’ among MS sufferers

Undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis—fatigue, according a new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Conducted by researchers at University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California, the study involved more than 2,300 people suffering from the disease. More than […]