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Why do people with brain injuries sleep more?

Why do people with brain injuries sleep more?

Brain controls: Sleep regulation is highly complex and involves multiple areas of the brain. With brain injury there could be increased, decreased, or irregular sleep due to imbalance between brain chemicals. Depression might cause increased sleep. Certain medications administered can also cause sleepiness. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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I have had brain injury n im takin horny goat weed is there anything else i cud take n i can't sleep unless i ejaculate?

I have had brain injury n im takin horny goat weed is there anything else i cud take n i can't sleep unless i ejaculate?

More data please: What was the situation involving injury ; what exactly happened to you? Were you unconscious or not? Is the behavior you are talking about something that existed prior to the injury or were there similar types of thoughts and feelings but that you simply weren't acting them out? Or is this all brand-new? Are you being followed by a specialist or simply following up with your medical doctor? ...Read more

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I have stopped taking tramadol prescribed for my brain injury. I can't sleep. I don't drink much. Can i drink a small amount to help me fall asleep?

I have stopped taking tramadol prescribed for my brain injury. I can't sleep. I don't drink much. Can i drink a small amount to help me fall asleep?

Brain Injury?: This is a broad term and many different levels of severity. To answer your question i would say no. By saying "drink" I am assuming that you mean alcohol. I would not recommend using alcohol to induce sleep especially with a recent brain injury. Not sure why you stopped the tramadol, and this would have been for pain and not sleep. You need to discuss your sleep issues with your physician. ...Read more

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Probability that acute alcohol poisoning from isolated binge (bac of .50, can't be woken, 8 hour sleep at er) results in permanent brain injury? How?

Probability that acute alcohol poisoning from isolated binge (bac of .50, can't be woken, 8 hour sleep at er) results in permanent brain injury? How?

Alcohol abuse: It sounds like you're talking about someone you care about .I'm sorry this happened. Pretty much anything can happen if we overuse a drug legal, prescribed, or otherwise. That said it's very difficult situation as usually there's a lot more information that's missing. For example if the person used any benzodiazepine it could result in this. Many other factors. Luck to you and your friend. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get brain damage for sleeping while high?

Yes: When one is high, generally there is some altered mental status. When you ask about sleeping while high, that sounds like a depressed mental status. A depressed mental status can lead to depressed respirations that result in hypoxia which leads to brain damage. Also, there may be the induction of wild fluctuations in blood pressure or heartrate which ultimately affect blood flow to the brain. ...Read more

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Could brain damage from sleep deprivation as a child be repaired?

Could brain damage from sleep deprivation as a child be repaired?

Brain damage: Sleep deprivation would be an extremely rare cause of brain damage. In any event the brain will often repair some forms of damage and in some cases not - it is really related to the mechanism of injury and the severity. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more