Today we’ll be discussing concussion myth #3 avoid falling asleep with a concussion.
A frequently misunderstood topic is whether you can sleep after a concussion. There is a common fear that if you sleep with a head injury you could slip into a coma or lose consciousness. However, sleep helps the brain heal and recover post-injury, especially in the first 24 to 48 hours. There are numerous studies analyzing sleep loss and deficits in neurocognitive performance that highlight the importance of uninterrupted rest.
As long as you don’t present danger signs like slurred speech, intense nausea, or increased confusion, it’s safe to sleep after a concussion.
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