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Soldiers require seven to eight hours of sleep a night to maintain the necessary level of mental alertness vital in today’s current environment. Soldiers with sleep problems are 10 times more likely to have behavioral health problems, more likely to feel stressed, more likely to have vehicle accidents, and more likely to have substance-abuse problems. Gaming systems, Internet time and workouts early in the day are good ways to reduce stress, but can be detrimental if substituted for a full night’s sleep.
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