U.S. Navy Bremerton Hospital
Help thousands of veterans cope with nightmares and sleep deprivation, common side effects of PTSD.
Establish and launch Power Dreaming, a virtual reality treatment to help veterans gain more control over nightmares and insomnia.
With repetition, veterans break the cycle of bad dreams from the comfort of home. This versatile and portable solution may soon extend to other treatments such as chronic pain.
30% of warriors returning from active duty over the past 10 years suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) and 65% also experience nightmares. The resulting anxiety makes sleep control a crucial component to treating PTSD. The U.S. Navy Bremerton Hospital and ICF developed Power Dreaming, a combination of virtual reality technology and established behavioral health therapies. Patients use the software to enter a customized and calm reality following a nightmare. Virtual reality empowers patients to create a safe state of mind following a disturbing dream, thus conditioning both mind and body to reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and cope with stress.