话题讨论：士兵在战斗中怎么睡觉？How do soldiers sleep in combat?
2023-02-03 wuhaowsh 9559 0 2 收藏 纠错&举报
How do soldiers sleep in combat?
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Technically you don't sleep in combat - You're too busy fighting.
You are trained to sleep whenever you get the chance. This doesn't just mean when you have a bed and a few hours. It means if you have more than a few minutes of inactivity in a safe place then you get some Zs.
The war movies where guys are wandering between fighting positions and having long and meaningful discussions between fights just wouldn't happen. Simple fact is that you can't guarantee when the next opportunity to sleep will be, so you take every one you get. You learn to sleep anywhere. I have slept in holes, leaning against walls, on hard concrete floors, on vehicle floors etc.
Some develop little habits to help you crash out quickly. I kept a woolly hat in my pocket that I would pull on over my eyes to give me the feeling of darkness and it was like being in a sleeping bag which helped, but really you just shut your eyes.
We worked 20 hour days, seven days a week in the 130 degree Fahrenheit, 120 decibel engine room of a carrier I was on for nine months at a time with no port visit.
I could sleep on a 12″ diameter steam pipe in the overhead with my arms and legs hanging down in the four hours between watches when I was too tired to eat or take a shower.
Join the Navy.
See the world.
Seventy-percent of the world is water.
Join the Army and see the world. Join the Navy and see the sea!
I saw so much sea.
“JOIN THE ARMY. TRAVEL TO EXCITING, EXOTIC PLACES. LEARN EXCITING SKILLS. MEET EXCITING AND EXOTIC PEOPLE. AND KILL THEM.”
“JOIN THE AIR FORCE. GET TO BRUTALLY MURDER PEOPLE IN A AC-130 OR A A-10. HAVE FUN. GET TO SEE THE ENTIRE PLANET AND PLACES AROUND IT!
Yeah, join the Army and see the shittiest places in the world.
See the world…70% of the world is water.
I went in at 17 (I signed up two days after my birthday) but had told my parents since I was 10 I would join the navy. My father was a WWII veteran and shoved the recruiter off our porch when he came with the paperwork. I had to sit down for a day and explain to him why I wanted to join.
The Iranian Hostage Crisis happened while I was in (I actually went to the same school as a lot of Iranian pilots who could no longer return).
So no shooting.
We had Iranian torpedo boats and aircraft racing around us and acting as if they might shoot and Iran issues
f an ultimatum saying if we went through the Straits of Hormuz, they would attack. The next day we sailed our carrier group in. We had a lot of general quarters drills and Russian ships were coming as close as they could. Several times our escorting frigates “pushed” them away.
That was hysterical.
Our escorts threatened to ram Iranian boats a few times and they started slowly backing off.
Lot’s of boredom but some cool events throughout.
People are intimidated by our carriers but we need to reprioritize that today. We have let our guard down recently.
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Understand your feelings about serving on a carrier. I was in a squadron of F-4s aboard USS Forrestal in 76 for bicentennial cruise. My hats off to all the sailors who served on a carrier for the conditions and hours they worked to support us and all the other squadrons aboard her. We busted ass on the flight deck and hanger deck but we needed so much of the hidden support you sailors provided. Thank you for your service from a Marine.
Thanks and back at you. We swapped places on station with the Forrestal all the time.
I got rebutted by a marine “just for fun" once in a drill and another crashed a nuclear bombing my chair in the show hall during GQ one time.
It’s called force projection. A carrier group, a fighter group, a bomb group followed by light armor. Pray it’s not you on that other side.
At basic training for the US Army our drill sergeant used to say “a good soldier can lay down anywhere and fall asleep, but a great soldier can sleep standing up if it’s all they have for an option.”
I remember reading about three soldiers leaning against each other to make a tripod and sleeping that way during the winter in WW2
I fell asleep with two buddies in college kind of that way once, though we didn’t plan it; we were sitting close together side by side studying an assigned library book together… Mark zonked sitting straight up and Jerry laughed, but a moment later Jerry was out, too, and sort of tipped over leaning on Mark. I was shaking my head at this and the next thing I knew I was suddenly awake; one of us had shifted and our lopsided “tripod” collapsed.
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I’ve even slept while walking on a 120km route march. It’s a bit of an aquired skill.
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I've been so exhausted that I was blipping out about every 3rd or 4th step. Jolting awake when your foot comes down is thoroughly unpleasant. Falling asleep at attention — been there, done that, never want to do that again!
I sleep while still listening to the TV. It drives my wife crazy.
Fell asleep standing up while manning the .50 cal on a M113 Armored Personal Carrier during a road March. Woke up when I fell down the hatch catching the .50 in the face.
I tried while both on sentry and on patrol, but I inevitably stumbled while standing.
That helmet dulls the sound.
Didn’t have a tin hat on, just my S6 in my lap. We were using Mark IV helmets, which were not very comfortable to say the least.
Same when we did drills.
In Denmark we were way out past the end of the farthest runway in a portable shed during an 8hr attack drill.
They blew the “all clear” to take off our chem gear and 30 seconds later one of the “enemy” dropped his two remaining tear gas canisters in our back window.
We had decided to wait a few minutes before taking our gear off and it paid off.
I love reading your answers just to remind myself why I joined the RAF. I'll stick with actual beds, preferably in a reputable hotel please
Fortunately not everyone is as high strung as us and you lads are happy to go places most of us would rather not be.
Its the only way to stay in shape if a war does break out, i’d imagine it would take the RAF guys quite a while to adjust to suddenly sleeping outdoors with the bugs and all that. Our guys would see it as just another day, that kind of thing is a killer on morale, you lose sleep and your irritable from being outside of your comfort zone.
The ability to sleep anywhere seems to be a common skill among soldiers. As a guy with insomnia, I envy this. Such a small benefit for agreeing to give your life if ordered, to save others, I wish all soldiers the best for what they’ve offered to do for us citizens.
I remember sleeping on the floor in the surgeons’ changing room between cases when I was a young surgical registrar in the UK in the early 1970s.
Yes, and similarly when anaesthetising at night or after a night, I would only sit on a stool not a chair, as you fall off the stool,and wake up if you fall asleep (that’s why they have stools in bars :-) )
My last night sleeping “with the guys" was on our way out of theater last year, via Ali Al Salem airbase in Kuwait. The terminal (hard tent) was full, so we slept outside for about 4 hrs on the gravel. I got lucky and found an unoccupied wooden bench by the smoker's pit, but everything's a mixed bag, as the planks of the bench were warped to different angles.
Oh, it's a low of 95° at night there; like falling asleep on a blow dryer. It made no difference — pound a bottle of water (so you'd have something to sweat out while you sleep), and crash hard, baby!
My grandfather fought in World War One, during the Somme offensive. He was shot in the head, yet somehow survived. His last words to me were “Never miss a chance to fill your belly or empty your bowels, lad,: you never know when the next chance may be.” So very true.
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Yep been in combat more than once, and I joined up as RAF Ground Crew !
Wise words, thanks for sharing that memory.
A friend in high school who joined the Marines said the best preparation he had before boot camp for actually being deployed was being on the speech team, because at speech tournaments the same was true, you caught sleep when you could. A lot of us got to where we could close our eyes and say, “I’ll sleep for twenty minutes” and we’d wake up in twenty minutes, because sometimes we’d look at the postings of standings and see that our last round results wouldn’t be posted for twenty minutes. Especially for the debate team; we’d be up all night watching the postings to see who we’d match against next, then digging through the notes other team members had taken on whoever it was and adjusting our tactics. I recall one night in some building on a college campus, on a carpeted stairway when four of us debaters had gotten to a standstill, and someone said, “Take forty”, and we slept right there, surrounded by all out debate materials, and I and my partner woke up at almost the same moment, forty minutes later, then woke up everyone else and we were back to work. My friend in the Marines said that ability was envied by everyone; they slept when they could but he was the only one who could say, “I’m sleeping for forty” and that’s when he would wake up.
[BTW, don’t ask me how we did it; I first pulled it off at a tournament as a sophomore and I have no idea how we did it either, we just did. And coach both admired and hated it because she couldn’t even sleep by deciding to but understood how valuable that was to us.]
Four of my grandparents, which includes two step-grandparents (so I grew up with six grandparents, which was a wonderful bonus) had this ability. The two men were WW2 vets, one PBI that ended up a night shift worker post war and the other a minesweeper crewman. The two women were German and left after the war. Mum's mum in particular had been bombed around the clock for a good chunk of time and was known for her uncannily to the second mid afternoon quarter hour naps. Forty winks was definitely a thing back then.
As for me, it's often that I could do with a mid day snooze (cos I have a couple very wearing chronic fatigue/pain conditions) but I'll be damned if I can sleep on demand or as planned.
我的四个祖父母，包括两个继祖父母（所以我和六个祖父母一起长大，这是一个奇妙的奖励）有这种能力。这两个人都是二战老兵，一个 PBI 在战后成为了夜班工人，另一个是扫雷艇船员。这两个女人是德国人，战后离开了德国。尤其是妈妈的妈妈，她有很长一段时间都在昼夜不停地睡觉，以她神奇地在午后一刻钟小睡而闻名。在那时候，眨眼绝对是一件时髦的事。
I fell asleep one time on top of the air search radar antenna about 80 feet off the deck on a Perry class Frigate. I was waiting for two Chief Petty Officers to find the wrench I needed and just dozed off. Granted it was about 2AM and we had to get underway by 10AM and I had driven from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island earlier in the day. It was a good nap. I woke to my Chief banging on the side of the antenna boom (my bed at the time) saying, “Hey! Wake up! Here’s your effing wrench!”
I have actually seen guys fall asleep sitting upright in the back seats of an M-113 APC, while it was lurching over bumpy terrain at Ft. Benning. They did it by putting their hand in an overhead strap, then hooking their head through their elbow. I wished I could fall asleep like that.
Once I slept in a graveyard in N Ireland my buddy woke me up anybody could have taken my rifle mind you it was in the middle of the night. Another time guarding a Police station in Belfast a Police officer woke me up thankfully he never reported. I did tours of Northern Ireland and you are constantly tired because of the nature of the work you are doing it was non stop 24/7 most of the time you slept with your clothes on because you just never had enough time to sleep a good sleep.
Eh long conversations happen, meaningful um probably some of them are. I remember having a solid 2 hours conversation between 4 of us about 60 days in country about who was hotter/likely to be more fun in the sack.
Sleeping in combat is no easy feat, especially for soldiers who are constantly on the move and facing danger at every turn. Imagine being on high alx, your body and mind exhausted, and yet, you have to find a way to rest and recharge so you can fight another day.
One way soldiers sleep in combat is by utilizing the "Combat Nap." This is a quick and efficient way to rest, where soldiers can fall asleep within minutes and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. This method is often used when soldiers are on the move and can't afford to lose precious time by setting up a full sleep cycle.
Another way soldiers sleep in combat is by taking advantage of whatever shelter is available. This could be a foxhole, a trench, a building, or even just a small patch of land. Soldiers must be creative and resourceful when it comes to finding a place to rest, and they often have to make do with whatever is available.
Combat meditation is not just a way to get some sleep, it's a way to stay alive. It's a technique that allows soldiers to stay alx and aware of their surroundings, even when they are asleep. It's a way to conserve energy and keep the mind sharp, even in the most trying of circumstances.
In conclusion, soldiers have to be adaptable and resourceful when it comes to sleeping in combat, they have to make use of the time they have and find creative ways to rest, whether it's by taking short naps, finding shelter, or using mental techniques to block out distractions. It's a challenging task, but one that is essential for survival on the battlefield.