Online Bed Quilt, An Expert on Beds, Responds to Study Revealing Active Military Personnel Are More Prone To Sleep Disorders Reported In Science Daily

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Following an article published on Science Daily discussing a new study finding a link between active duty military personnel and sleep disorders, mattress review company Online Bed Quilt suggests the sleep disorders could derive from improper and uncomfortable beds.

On February 4, leading mattress review company, Online Bed Quilt, responds to an article posted by Science Daily detailing the findings of a new study that analyzed how susceptible military personnel are to developing a sleep disorder.

According to the Science Daily article, a new study found that many U.S. active duty military personnel suffer from some sort of sleep disorder and short sleep duration. The study, organized by Madigan Army Medical Center pulmonary chief Vincent Mysliwiec, MD, and members of the hospital’s Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Center, found that most of the participants had a sleep disorder. The article said 85 percent of the participants had a clinically relevant sleep disorder, most of which being obstructive sleep apnea.

“While sleep deprivation is part of the military culture, the high prevalence of short sleep duration in military personnel with sleep disorders was surprising," Mysliwiec said. "The potential risk of increased accidents as well as long-term clinical consequences of both short sleep duration and a sleep disorder in our population is unknown."

The study, being published in the February issue of SLEEP, also found participants suffered from severe insomnia, but a far less percentage. The article said the participants admitted their home sleep duration time was still short. About 41 percent said they slept five hours or less per night.

Justin Maas, a representative from mattress review company Online Bed Quilt, said, “It’s no secret that soldiers get a lack of sleep,” Maas said. “Usually if soldiers are in the field, they’re constantly awake, constantly looking around and keeping watch. Sleep deprivation is also part of military training. The military tests your limits in all ways possible, but lack of sleep actually inhibits the body from functioning as best as possible. The study said most of the participants with sleep disorders had sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is worse than just insomnia because you could stop breathing during the night.”

Maas also said these findings should prompt change within the military, especially what type of beds are used during deployment and boot camp. “Long ago, if you were in the military and suffering from sleep, you just had to brush it off,” he said. “But now there are so many negative consequences that come from sleep deprivation. It’s extremely unhealthy and unsafe. Some of these sleep problems could come from improper bed products. Soldiers are not getting the comfort and support they need from their beds and that’s probably one of the reasons why they have trouble sleeping. The military needs to upgrade their beds.”

Online Bed Quilt is here to make sure you get a great night’s sleep. We are a family-owned bedding and furniture review company dedicated to helping you find the best mattress and sleep accessories. We collect and share product information, reviews, and the best and latest available sleep solutions. Learn about top brand mattresses, specialty products, and sleep accessories straight from Online Bed Quilt!

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