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Is it true that you must wake someone with a concussion at regular intervals?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you can easily awaken someone with head injury it suggests they do not have a worsening intracrainial(inside the skull) problem.The opposite is a coma-someone who can't be awoken.

In brief: Yes

If you can easily awaken someone with head injury it suggests they do not have a worsening intracrainial(inside the skull) problem.The opposite is a coma-someone who can't be awoken.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: No

If symptoms of concussion progress to something more serious, it is usually within 4=6 hours of the injury.
If there is no deterioration in level of consciousness or other symptoms within that time, it should be safe to sleep.

In brief: No

If symptoms of concussion progress to something more serious, it is usually within 4=6 hours of the injury.
If there is no deterioration in level of consciousness or other symptoms within that time, it should be safe to sleep.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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