Sleep problems may last upto 18 months after TBI
The study suggests that many people who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not be aware that they are experiencing sleep problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, around 1.7 million people in the United States experience a TBI - defined as a sudden blow or jolt to the head that interferes with brain functioning. Children aged 0-4 years, adolescents aged 15-19 years and adults aged 65 and older are most likely to experience TBI. Symptoms of TBI include problems thinking, nausea or vomiting, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and irritability. Sleep problems may also occur following a TBI, according to the CDC, but to what extent? This is what study author Dr. Lukas Imbach, of the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, and colleagues set out to investigate with their new research.
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