Mental health and sleep during basic combat training and beyond

Shannon K. Crowley, Larrell L. Wilkinson, Stephanie T. Muraca, Lisa T. Wigfall, Tasha Louis-Nance, Alexandria M. Reynolds, Edith M. Williams, Saundra Glover, Matthew P. Herring, Shawn D. Youngstedt

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There are emerging links between disturbed sleep and mental illness. These associations may have particular relevance for military populations which are often faced with extremely stressful situations and profound sleep deprivation. Indeed, disturbed sleep has been predictive of mental illness following exposure to trauma, and, conversely, treatment of sleep problems has helped alleviate mental illness. There is a need for further investigation of sleep and mental health of soldiers participating in basic combat training (BCT), which is clearly also associated with sleep loss and stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalSleep Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Depression
  • Health status disparities
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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