Stress and anxiety, including anxiety disorders, can have a detrimental impact on our sleep. Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our overall well-being, and it’s crucial for maintaining good mental and physical health. Unfortunately, many Veterans, especially those who have experienced the harrowing effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and other service-related traumas, often struggle with stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. The Operation Red Wings Foundation, dedicated to supporting Veterans’ physical and mental health, has teamed up with NuCalm to help Veterans improve their quality of life. In this blog, we’ll delve into the challenges Veterans face and how this partnership aims to make a significant impact.
Veterans who have experienced the rigors of military service often carry the heavy burden of trauma and stress. The mental and emotional scars of combat can lead to sleep disturbances, including insomnia, night sweats, night terrors, and frequent awakenings. These sleep issues can exacerbate other symptoms of PTSD, mTBI, and service-related traumas, making it difficult for Veterans to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Operation Red Wings Foundation understands the importance of addressing everyday stress, anxiety, and the resultant sleep issues. With a mission to enhance Veterans’ physical and mental well-being, the Foundation recognizes that quality sleep is a key factor in achieving this goal. As part of their commitment to improving the lives of Veterans, the Foundation has partnered with NuCalm, a patented and clinically-proven app designed to reduce stress and enhance sleep quality.
NuCalm is a cutting-edge neuroscience app that combines biosignal processing discs and eye masks to help users achieve deep relaxation, full body restoration, reduce stress, and ultimately improve sleep. This holistic approach to restoration and sleep improvement is what makes NuCalm truly unique.
NuCalm utilizes neuroscience and patented neuroacoustic software to guide users into a state of deep relaxation. This unique combination of technology and science helps the user overcome the human stress response known as “fight, flight or freeze” to transition to a state of rest and recovery, essentially providing the benefits of deep and REM sleep. The biosignal processing discs help balance the autonomic nervous system, and the eye mask blocks out light to create an optimal sleep environment.
NuCalm’s benefits include:
- Stress Reduction: NuCalm is proven to lower stress levels, reducing the anxiety and hyperarousal often experienced by Veterans with PTSD and mTBI.
- Enhanced Sleep Quality: By promoting relaxation and restoration, NuCalm can significantly improve the quality and duration of sleep.
- Improved Mental Health: Better sleep can lead to improved mood and cognitive function, providing Veterans with the tools they need to cope with trauma and stress.
The partnership between the Operation Red Wings Foundation and NuCalm is designed to provide Veterans with the tools they need to address their sleep disturbances and related challenges. As part of this collaboration, beginning in 2024, every Veteran attending a retreat will receive a subscription to NuCalm along with biosignal processing discs, an eye mask, and a carrying case.
This initiative aims to empower Veterans with a clinically proven, drug-free solution for reducing stress and enhancing sleep quality. By giving Veterans the resources, they need to achieve restorative sleep, the Foundation and NuCalm are working together to make a significant difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for their country.