Sleep is critical for sustaining the mental abilities you need for success in training and on the battlefield. Even simple tasks such as communicating, driving, or plotting grid coordinates can be impaired by inadequate sleep (anything less than 7-8 hours every 24 hours). Soldiers can correctly site a target - but they might select the wrong target.
Combat operations can create situations where inadequate sleep becomes the norm. Soldiers who do not get enough sleep accumulate a sleep debt that must be paid off by getting the needed sleep. It's mission-critical to make sleep a top priority.
Inadequate sleep impairs these (and other) abilities:
- Detecting and appropriately determining threat level
- Requesting indirect fire
- Coordinating squad tactics
- Integrating range cards
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