Did you know that chronic sleep loss or sleep disorders may affect as many as 70 million Americans?
Sleep is as important to life as food and water. You know you need quality sleep to refresh, recharge, and be ready for the next day. But why? Sleep is a complex process that scientists are just beginning to understand. We now know that sleep affects your brain, heart, lungs, metabolism, immune system, and, of course, your mood. Chronic lack of sleep leads to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression and obesity.
Here are ways to develop good habits for better sleep:
If you are on military leave for 31 days or less, you and your family will continue to receive health care coverage for up to 31 days. Coverage continues until the end of the month, after the month in which you are deployed.
If you are on military leave for more than 31 days, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows you to continue medical, prescription drug, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family at your own expense for up to 36 months. This continuation right is similar to COBRA. Your dependent(s) may also be eligible for health care coverage under TRICARE, the military health plan. For more information on your benefits if you go on military leave, visit the "If You Enter Military Service" on the Life Events page.