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New article on reporting side effects of supplements
Just published in The New England Journal of Medicine: A recent article brings up dietary supplement issues you need to be aware of and discusses how dietary supplement side effects could be monitored better. A PDF of the April 3rd article is available free online.

3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
August 18-21, 2014
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Sleep Optimization Strategies

Learn how to get the Zs you need through these resources geared towards the unique challenges that Warfighters face with getting needed sleep.

Sleep and Warfighters
Learn how sleep impacts Warfighter performance and health, and how to combat the effects of sleep loss on performance in this HPRC infographic.
Nap to be at your best mentally
Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Learn how to nap so your mind can perform at its best.
How much sleep does a Warfighter need?
What's the best way to stay rested when sleep is difficult or irregular?
The impact of sleep loss on total fitness
A significant factor that Warfighters have to face in attempting to achieve total fitness is getting enough sleep to prevent dangerous fatigue, which can impact many aspects of fitness.
Sleep Questions from the Field
Warfighters face special challenges to getting enough sleep. Here are five questions about sleep we received at about the same time—and answers that should help.
OSOK Recharge Module [PDF]
Learn about how lack of sleep directly relates to your performance, and get some tips on how to optimize your sleep using the 10 tips in this One Shot, One Kill (OSOK) presentation. For more OSOK program materials, visit the program description in HPRC’s Total Force Fitness domain.
How Thinking Affects Sleep [PDF]
This Afterdeployment.org handout describes how thinking can affect your sleep. It highlights the impact of negative thoughts and how to change them.
Sleep [PDF]
Afterdeployment.org created this sleep manual with basic sleep facts, the stages of sleep, sleep problems, thoughts about sleep, and descriptions of harmful and helpful sleep habits.
Developing Healthy Sleeping Habits While Deployed
Getting enough good sleep while deployed is hard to do. Real Warriors has information and tips on how to develop good sleep habits even when you are deployed.
Sleep Management (2007) [PDF]
This document from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has guidance that can help your unit with its sleep plans.
Get Enough Sleep
Healthfinder.gov provides this general information on getting enough sleep, including the basics and tips to improve your sleep.
National Sleep Foundation
NSF provides sleep facts, discussion forums, and basic information to help you better understand the benefits of good sleep habits and recognize signs of sleep problems.
Healthy Sleep
Harvard University Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine provides science-based information on sleep and tips on getting the sleep you need.
Sleep and Warfighters
Learn how sleep impacts Warfighter performance and health, and how to combat the effects of sleep loss on performance in this HPRC infographic.
10 Effective Sleep Habits for Everyone
Learn 10 effective sleep habits that can help you optimize your sleep in this handout by WRAIR.