Don't discount sleep!

Sleep is as important as food and water, yet many military service members wrestle with insomnia or wake up too early. The result can be serious health problems or reduced readiness.
The good news is, even with the demands of military service, many sleep problems may be avoided or resolved, said U.S. Public Health Service Commander Tony Satterfield, a psychologist with the Defense Health Agency.
There are several measures service members can follow to prevent the piling up of sleep deficit hours, said Satterfield, DHA's deployment psychological health program manager. It may take some convincing for the troops, though.

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