Journal article

What Are Effective Psychological Interventions for Veterans With Sleep Disturbances? A Rapid Evidence Assessment

Andrea J Phelps, Tracey Varker, Olivia Metcalf, Lisa Dell



BACKGROUND: Insomnia and related sleep disturbances commonly occur in veterans, with prevalence rates as high as 90% reported in some studies. Military-specific factors such as sleep disturbances during military training and deployment, as well as a higher prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is known to poorly impact sleep, may contribute to higher insomnia rates in veterans. Although evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of insomnia exist, the unique nature of veterans sleep problems means they may differ in their response to treatment. The aim of this study was to review the evidence for interventions for veterans with sleep disturbances. METHODS: This literatu..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

This journal article has been produced using funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). However, the views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The Commonwealth does not give any warranty nor accept any liability in relation to the contents of this work. This journal article was also funded by National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant (568970).