Sleep problems were considerably more common and severe among those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports Military.com. PTSD is an anxiety syndrome that occurs after a traumatic event, such as combat or military exposure. Symptoms typically improve after three months of treatment, but for some people the problem continues for the rest of their lives.
Data from the Pentagon suggests that up to 20 percent of returning
According to the AASM, most people with PTSD report having disturbed sleep, and suffer from severe nightmares in which they relive the traumatic event. Severe cases of PTSD may be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy and medications to improve sleep.
Learn more about PTSD on SleepEducation.com.
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