Sleep disturbances in veterans with chronic war-induced PTSD

Authors

  • Habibolah Khazaie Sleep Disorders Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
  • Mohammad Rasoul Ghadami Sleep Disorders Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
  • Maryam Masoudi Sleep Disorders Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Keywords:

Sleep disturbances, Veteran, PTSD

Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder is related to a wide range of medical problems, with a majority of neurological, psychological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, as well as sleep disorders. Although the majority of studies reveal the association between PTSD and sleep disturbances, there are few studies on the assessment of sleep disruption among veterans with PTSD. In this article, we attempt to study the sleep disorders including insomnia, nightmare, sleep-related breathing disorders, sleep-related movement disorders and parasomnias among veterans with chronic war-induced PTSD. It is an important area for further research among veterans with PTSD.

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Published

2016-04-19

How to Cite

Khazaie, H., Ghadami, M. R., & Masoudi, M. (2016). Sleep disturbances in veterans with chronic war-induced PTSD. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, 8(2), 99–108. Retrieved from https://jivresearch.org/jivr/index.php/jivr/article/view/808

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Review Article

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