Sleep / Therapeutic Modalities
Sleep problems are common in people with PTSD. This can be the result of nightmares, fears of going to sleep, anxiety, persistent mental alertness, depression, and other negative thoughts. Insomnia has been reported in 90-100% of veterans with PTSD.
Here we will discuss pharmacologic and cognitive behavioral treatment options available
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Veterans and Sleep
Sleep Solutions For Veterans & Caregivers
Sleep Apnea and PTSD | Does PTSD cause Sleep Apnea? | Does Sleep Apnea make PTSD worse? | theSITREP
Insomnia VA Disability Ratings and Secondary Conditions
American Sleep Association
The primary mission of this organization is to improve public health by increasing awareness of the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep disorders. The American Sleep Association provides various self-help strategies for treating insomnia, a common side effect of chronic pain.
Path to Better Sleep Program
Presented by The Department of Veterans Affairs
National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation advances sleep health and well-being through education and advocacy.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
The AASM is advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives through accreditation, membership, practice standards & professional education.
General Sleep Information
Sleep Education (from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine): http://www.sleepeducation.org/external icon
National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project (from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine):
American Sleep Association:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-National Institutes of Health:
American Sleep Apnea Association:
Circadian Sleep Disorders Network: http://www.circadiansleepdisorders.org/external icon
Narcolepsy Network: http://narcolepsynetwork.org/external icon
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation: https://www.rls.org/external icon
Wake Up Narcolepsy: http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/external icon
American Academy of Sleep Medicine:
Sleep Research Society:
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research: (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health): https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/ncsdr/external icon