Troubled Sleep in the Arks of Doom


USS Ohio submarine during trials. Bettmann/Getty Images

It’s hard enough to sleep just knowing that dozens of nuclear ballistic missile submarines haunt the oceans, each containing the means to rain nuclear annihilation on the world. But what’s it like to sleep aboard these arks of doom? It actually ties into long-term military study, and the results may help us send humans to other planets. Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore...

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In this handout provided by the U.S. Navy, Sailors aboard the guided-missile submarine USS Ohio watch Super Bowl XLV in the crew's mess on February 6, 2011 while underway in the Pacific Ocean
In this handout provided by the U.S. Navy, Sailors aboard the guided-missile submarine USS Ohio watch Super Bowl XLV in the crew's mess on February 6, 2011 while underway in the Pacific Ocean
Photo by Class Tristin Bomar/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

Topics in this Podcast: war, sleep, biology