by Varna Jammula
Sports concussion is a highly individualized injury and sleep is one factor that may influence recovery. This study aimed to identify baseline predictors of post-concussion sleep problems. Ninety-one collegiate athletes underwent neuropsychological assessment at baseline and within 10 days post-concussion. Results showed a significant difference between symptomatic and asymptomatic groups, suggesting history of sleep problems may affect outcome. Clinical implications may involve sleep screening at baseline to assess for risk of prolonged or complicated recovery.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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