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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep Disorders


Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) can have lasting consequences on thinking, ability to function and work, and quality of life.  Fifty percent of those with mTBI develop sleep apnea, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, and other sleep problems.  Difficulty sleeping can interfere with recovery, making rehabilitation and healing more difficult.  When people with mTBI get poor sleep, it dramatically worsens their thinking, memory, and attention, and increases their risk of dementia. The two most common sleep problems in mTBI are sleep […]

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