Up to 75% of individuals with TBI experience sleep disturbance for a variety of reasons. Such disturbance may impact individuals by;

  • Prolonging recovery from TBI
  • Exacerbating cognitive complaints, particularly attention and processing speed
  • Hindering overall recovery by slowing or preventing the process of neuroplasticity
  • Reducing immune system function

Types of sleep disorders that may occur after TBI

  • Sleep apnea (23% of TBI patients)
  • Hypersomnia (11%)
  • Periodic limb movements (7%)
  • Narcolepsy (6%)

Diagnosis & Treatment

Reasons for Sleep Disturbances after Traumatic Brain Injury


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