UA and Southern Arizona VA Developing Sleep Therapy

Sleep study for returning military personnel
Approximately 70 percent of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have problems with sleep.

The University of Arizona and the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System are conducting a joint study to create a non-medication-based therapy to help veterans and active-duty personnel learn ways to improve their sleep. The purpose of the study is to learn how to modify current sleep treatments to address the specific needs of these soldiers.

The study is in its first phase, which involves gathering information about sleep from military personnel and veterans through focus groups. The study is recruiting military personnel and veterans who have returned from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan within the last two years.

Individuals interested in participating in the focus groups can call the research study at (520) 626-2178.