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13. Insomnia
 
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13. Insomnia

Insomnia: Disturbed sleep is a common complaint among veterans.

It can be caused by illness, stress or by poor sleep habits. Sleep problems can also be related to mental health problems.

Given that depression, generalised anxiety, PTSD and alcohol misuse are relatively common in the veteran population, it is important to screen for these disorders if chronic sleep problems are detected. Self-management strategies encouraged by a GP are the first line intervention.

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