Sleep disturbances appear common among military service members – across service branches, eras, stages of deployment, and among returning veterans. Research suggests that sleep problems may be particularly common among returning veterans, with up to 70-100% of OEF/ OIF/ OND veterans reporting clinically significant sleep disturbances.
Sleep and activities in the military can often involve extended periods of time and tours of duty with little sleep, changing schedules, and stressful experiences. As a result, sleep problems may arise upon return to civilian life that may develop into more chronic sleep disturbances that may benefit from insomnia treatment.
Project SERVE hopes to learn more about how to improve sleep, daytime functioning, and overall well-being among veterans.