Some service members sleep too little

Of active-duty military personnel seeking help for sleep complaints, two-thirds get six or less hours per night

By Nathan Seppa, 11:49 AM January 31, 2013

Some members of the armed forces are strikingly short on sleep, according to a review of medical records of U.S. military personnel.

The study, which appears online January 31 in Sleep, uses data from active-duty military people who sought out, or were referred to, a clinic because they had a sleep complaint. Even though the study is not a random sample, some scientists believe the low levels of sleep found in the records raise serious questions about the health of the armed forces. Sleep ...

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