Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Peter Blair/US Navy
- The rigorous demands and stress of military service often lead to sleep deprivation.
- Soldiers and sailors endure prolonged periods of training and operations — and they often get creative on where they drift off.
- That’s why they’re skilled at sleeping where they can, when they can.
- From torpedo rooms to tanks, aircraft to truck beds, here are some of the strangest and most uncomfortable places troops nod off.
1. In ready rooms before heading out on a mission.
Lt. Col. John Hall/173rd Airborne Brigade
2. On location — like this soldier hauling the mattress he’ll sleep on later.
Rodrigo Abd/AP photo
3. Torpedo rooms on US submarines.
Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey Richardson/US Navy
Junior members of submarine crews are often required to "hot rack," where another crewmember sleeps in their bunk while they are on duty.
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Source: Business Insider