Sleep Troubles Common in Veterans with PTSD

On this Veteran’s Day, a new study is out that points to sleep troubles as one of the most common problems among servicemen and women who are experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home.

The research was presented at the American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was designed to determine the prevalence of sleep complaints and disorders among soldiers with PTSD who had been recently deployed.

Of 80 soldiers studied, more than 90% reported problems sleeping.  More than 45% had difficulty falling asleep, more than 35% woke in the middle of the night, and more than half had insomnia.