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Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Why Can't I Sleep ?

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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5/9/2013
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People who've suffered a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury often report that they have a hard time getting a good nights sleep.

Is this merely coincidental or is there a connection between a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury and an inability to get some shut eye ?

Recent research has show that sleep disturbance is quite common following a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. This research indicates that insomnia is the most common form of sleep disturbance following a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury with sufferers conplaining of difficulties both falling asleep and staying asleep ( Ouellet, Beaulieu-Bonneau & Morrin, 2006).

These same researchers went on to find that as a result of insomnia following a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury people went on to suffer from da time sleepiness and fatigue.

Unfortunately, the story doesn't end there.People who suffered from a problem with their sleep following a concussion/mild traumatic injury have indicated that their sleep symptoms interfere with:

" ... mood, mental capacities, social or leisure activies and principal occupation." Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms"  pg 25.

 



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