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how long would it take until it's safe to sleep after assumed concussion?

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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
When to sleep: You should be evaluated by a physician after experiencing a concussion. If there is no evidence of bleeding within the skull or brain or significant swelling, and your mental status returns to normal, ask your physician when he will permit sleep. This is usually 4-6 hours after the concussion.
Answered on Jul 31, 2018

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