Wounded Warrior Project Launches Initiative on Sleep Issues


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Wounded Warrior Project
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The former CEO of Iyer Health Shield, Krishen Iyer owns and operates Iyer Real Estate, LLC, a real estate development firm in Fresno, California. Outside of work, Krishen Iyer supports several philanthropic organizations, including Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which assists service members and veterans with serious injuries, as well as their families.

WWP recently announced a new focus on sleep issues among veterans through its Warrior Care Network. Up to 500,000 veterans deal with posttraumatic stress disorder, which can significantly impact sleep quality. The two issues identified by the new initiative include sleep apnea and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD), both of which can be diagnosed through a sleep study.

Warriors are now being encouraged to spend the night in a sleep lab to have their sleep monitored and to receive personalized treatment. Breathing machines can help cure sleep apnea, and medications ease RBD symptoms. Through Warrior Care Network, individuals can also access multi-week intensive outpatient therapy programs to deal with symptoms that could contribute to sleep disturbances.