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Veterans and Insomnia: An Overview of Symptoms, Comorbidities, Treatment Approaches, and Access to Care Issues


Insomnia is among the most common complaints that veterans voice to their providers, and the most common sleep disorder. While common in the general population, a high proportion of veterans suffer from insomnia, and it is known to have multiple medical and psychiatric comorbidities. Insomnia is also associated with decreased quality of life. Among other things, it can lead to a lot of unpredictability in daily routines and anticipatory anxiety about the loss of sleep and its effects.  For all…