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Best Sleep Habits

Last Updated: August 08, 2018
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‚ÄčThis page provides tips for developing healthy sleep habits.

Signs of Insufficient Sleep:Performance Triad Sleep                                                                                                          

  • Struggling to stay awake during mission breaks, guard duty, or driving
  • Difficulty understanding or tracking information
  • Attention lapses
  • Irritability, decreased initiative/motivation
  • Falling asleep immediately upon going to bed
  • Falling asleep during routine low stimulus activities such as driving

Overcoming Sleep Distractors:

  • Nap as much as possible to get 7-8 hours of sleep every 24 hours.
  • If tactically permitted, use soft foam earplugs and a sleep mask or room fan to block noise/light.
  • Do not use any drugs (prescription or over-the-counter) to help you sleep unless you are taking them under the guidance of your healthcare provider.

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