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is it ok to sleep after hitting your head

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They used to : Instruct people not to sleep so that they could be observed after a head injury. If you have concussion or other significant neurologic symptoms i wo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: After hitting your head the first question is how severe was the head injury, did you pass out, are you having any physical symptoms, if you are conce ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep and TBI: It depends on how hard you hit your head, even if it was not hard it depends on how you react to it i would go to er and get medical clearance when i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Head injury: If you are not having any symptoms of a concussion - headache, confusion, tiredness, unsteady gait etc. It is ok to go to sleep. If you have any ques ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Did you lose: Consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: A brain injury serious enough to cause a concussion (loss of consciousness) can cause amnesia for the time immediately before and/or after the injury. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Voices: Called hypnagogic hallucinations, quite normal.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Mother nature designed you to be quite active.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nau ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep starts: Head or body jerks at sleep onset can be normal phenomena.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There's no reason not to sleep in your usual fashion.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Likely position: When your body is in an unusual position the muscles tend to tense causing muscle tension. That is why the neck pillows became so big.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
It's OK: Putting baby to sleep on belly was recommended according to an old research which showed chance of baby choking on their saliva. It has been proved in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: You may have a post concussion syndrome, see your dr. Best wishes.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manish Suthar
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes. Mild TBI.: Many factors are involved in injuring your brain such as DAI (diffuse axonal injury). Many injuries to the head are closed injuries such as TBI (trau ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darshan Mahajan
Specializes in Neurology
CTS: Mostly it is due to carpal tunnel syndrme get emg(electromyogram).
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
14 years experience Pediatrics
Rolling over: Once a baby can roll over well, both directions, between his stomach and his back - this usually occurs by about age 6 months. Before this is true, ba ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Having a preference to hold the head one way is not a problem. What you need to make sure is that she can move her head easily and freely both direct ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
31 years experience Podiatry
Concussion?: The ONLY answer here is when your personal physician says you can. What was the cause of your passing out? Have you been evaluated yet by a physicia ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Not unusual: It depends on whether or not the mouthguard fits well and what its' purpose might be. The tooth pain may be from orthodontic pressure on the teeth. Th ... Read More

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