A lack of sleep is correlated with obesity, particularly in the male military population, according to a new study of military personnel by Statistic Canada.
The study, called “Sleep Duration, Sleep Quality and Obesity in the Canadian Armed Forces,” reports that getting good sleep and getting enough of it is something many personnel are struggling with.
Sleep is a factor the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Physical Performance Strategy focuses on.
Researchers used data from the 2019 Canadian Armed Forces Health Survey to ascertain how sleep influences obesity in CAF members.
The target population for the survey included actively serving members from both the Regular Force and reserve forces. Canadian rangers, supplementary reservists, and cadets were excluded from the study.