Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac

“I don't think I can remember not being completely exhausted on watch, be it the middle of the day or the seven-to-forever,” says August Sorvillo, a former Navy quartermaster who helped his ships navigate all manners of challenging channels and anchorages. “It's safe to say I've bought enough Red Bull, Monster, and Rip-Its that I could [have made] a sizable down payment on a house.”

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Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin P. Morelli

Each year, the United States sustains up to $411 billion in economic losses due to sleep deprivation, according to new study performed by RAND Corporation.

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U.S. Air Force Photograph by Heide Couch.

The old mantra that "sleep is for the weak" has no place in the modern military.

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U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Klutts

Editor’s Note: This article by Peter S. Green originally appeared on Van Winkle’s, a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives.

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