Serving in the military places many stressors on the lives of current service members and those who are veterans. For people serving on the front lines, these incidents are clear as they may experience combat situations or even suffer wounds themselves. For others, they may hear about traumatic events or learn that a friend has met with tragedy.

These factors combine to have significant impacts on veterans’ physical and emotional health. For many, this results in difficulty sleeping that now has a devastating effect on their civilian life. When this is the case, you have the right to seek compensation through the Veterans Disability Compensation Program. The team at Centonzio Law wants to help you pursue these benefits and can provide more information about sleep disorders and how they may serve as the basis for a claim.

Sleep Disorders that May Result from Physical Injuries

One common source of sleep disorders for veterans are those that come about as a byproduct of physical injuries. Physical injuries are a common consequence of serving on active duty in any of the United States’ armed forces. Of course, these can include injuries that result from frontline contact with enemy forces. However, even more frequent are injuries that occur during training or even while serving in a support role.

Almost all these injuries include a pain component. This means that a veteran may need to rely on medications to ease their suffering. However, even with this help, pain from physical injuries or the accompanying limitations in function can make getting a proper night’s sleep difficult. Because of this, physical injuries that cause a veteran to lose sleep can serve as the basis for a veterans’ disability claim. An attorney at Centonzio Law could help obtain information about an injury and connect that incident to a veterans’ current sleep issues.

Emotional Traumas are a Leading Source of Sleep Disorders

Many veterans find that their time spent on active duty has had a negative impact on their mental health. Conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and even schizophrenia can all trace back to incidents that occur while in uniform.

There is no doubt that a mental health concern may form the basis of a claim for compensation through the Veterans Disability Compensation Program. The fact that these conditions can also impact a veteran’s sleep patterns makes these claims for benefits even more powerful. 

As always, it is a critically important part of any claim to be able to point to a specific incident that occurred while on active duty that led to mental health concerns. It is also crucial to have a formal diagnosis of a mental health condition and the impact on one’s sleep from a trained doctor or therapist. The team at Centonzio Law is ready to obtain this key evidence that helps veterans pursue claims based on sleep disorders.

Speak with an Attorney Now to Learn More About Sleep Disorders and Veterans’ Compensation Benefits

Sleep disorders are a sadly common consequence of serving in the United States’ military. For some, these issues come about as a result of physical injuries that now place a veteran in a state of constant pain. For others, emotional traumas such as PTSD now cause issues with getting proper rest. 

In both examples, these sleep disorders may be a reason to seek out veterans’ disability compensation payments. The team at Centonzio Law is ready to listen to your story and provide more information about sleep disorders and why they impact the quality of life of so many veterans. Contact them now to discover more.