PTSD and Sleep: “Sleep problems are highly prevalent in Veterans with PTSD. Rather than just being a symptom of PTSD, the sleep problems can become an independent disorder over time that is uniquely associated with significant distress and impairment.” — from “Sleep Problems in Veterans with PTSD,” US Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD
Anyone can fall asleep at the wheel: a tired mom, a night shift worker commuting home, a truck driver on a long haul, a teenager heading out for morning football practice. It’s easy to revel over Memorial Day weekend and forget how lost sleep from late nights and busy days can lead to fatal car accidents. Please drive safely this holiday.