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Getting sufficient rest each night ensures optimal mental performance and can help alleviate stress. Sleep also physically restores your body and strengthens your immune system against illness and disease. Visit the following sites for information on the importance of sleep and how to ensure you’re getting enough.

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A good NAPP is key to better sleep

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7/25/2016
Air Force Senior Airman Karen Machado takes a nap before going to a deployed location.

A new smartphone app will soon help warfighters get the sleep they need

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Sleep cycles

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6/22/2016
U.S. Army Rangers, rest for a moment in between events during the Best Ranger Competition 2016, at Fort Benning, Ga., April 16, 2016. The competition is a three-day event consisting of challenges that test competitor's physical, mental, and technical capabilities. The Rangers compete for nearly sixty hours with little or no sleep, and must rest intermittently for minutes at a time while waiting to begin their next event. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin P. Morelli)

You’ll feel more rested waking up at the end of a sleep cycle

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Resources help new military moms gain resiliency against post-partum depression

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5/23/2016
New mothers can sometimes feel overwhelmed, which can sometimes result in post-partum depression.

Feeling the “baby blues” is common for new moms. But it could develop into post-partum depression. Experts offer tips on how to recognize it and how to prevent it.

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Effect of smartphones on vision and health of service members

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3/28/2016
Sleeplessness is just one of several potential outcomes from the extended use of smartphones.

VA Optometrist talks about the impact using smartphones can have on our vision and long-term health

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Armed with sleep: The importance of sleep on warfighter performance

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3/22/2016
Army Soldiers catch a few minutes of sleep on board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III.

Scientists at the Naval Health Research Center’s Sleep and Fatigue Research Laboratory are studying the sleep concerns warfighters face

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Sleep is serious: Catch your Zzzs

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3/10/2016
A Soldier gets some sleep after a mission.

Sleep hygiene involves a variety of different behavioral practices which are necessary for quality sleep and full alertness during waking hours.

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Sleep is a performance asset

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1/21/2016
Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney takes a long-needed break and sleeps on a bur during a field training exercise in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa, California.

As people become more sleep-deprived, they become less aware that they’re impaired

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