Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Help in Battle for Sleep; Support for Servicemen to Get Better Rest

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Help in Battle for Sleep; Support for Servicemen to Get Better Rest

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Byline: KIERAN BANKS kieran.banks@qt.com.au

THE Ipswich Veterans Support Group is offering servicemen the chance to make the most of their night's sleep.

A course beginning in March aims to help veterans and servicemen solve their sleeping problems.

Advocate Donna Reggett said sleeping problems can occur to all members of veterans or servicemen's families.

The group is offering a three-week course called Sleeping Better, for servicemen, veterans and their families.

It is the first time a course of this type has been offered in Ipswich, Ms Reggett said.

aIf you can't sleep you can't function as a person. Learning how to improve your sleep can improve your everyday life.

aA lot of these guys are already stressed and they find they can't sleep and that just adds to the stress. They are trying to work and look after their family on no sleep.

aIf we can help them with that it will be a big help.a

The group will meet once a week and is open to all family members. …

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