Recent Advancements in Treating Sleep Disorders in Veterans with PTSD

Sleep disorders contribute to major depression, substance abuse, impaired daytime functioning, negative health consequences, and suicide risk.  Individuals with PTSD are more likely to have sleep disorders such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and nightmares.  It is known that untreated sleep disorders can interfere with PTSD treatment, so addressing sleep disorders in Veterans with PTSD is crucial to improving their medical and mental health and quality of life.

Mobile App: Heart Rate Variability

HRV is the best non-invasive measure of the Autonomic Nervous System, the main controller of health and performance functions. HRV is a direct link to your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and can therefore be used to gain insights into your nervous system, stress and recovery activity.

Study shows Navy SEALs handle stress better

La Jolla brain researchers hope findings may help train regular troops VA researchers studying the brains of San Diego-based Navy SEALs have possibly confirmed what your dad always told you: Don’t sweat the small stuff….