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TBIs and sleep disturbances often go hand-in-hand

Sleep is as essential to healthy and normal physical and mental functioning as food and water. Anyone who has ever been sleep deprived can likely attest to the importance of obtaining a sufficient and restful amount of sleep and a recent study reveals that it's not just new parents and college students who frequently suffer the ill effects of sleep deprivation, but also those who suffer traumatic brain injuries.

Rest and relaxation key to brain injury recovery

Unlike many serious and potentially debilitating health conditions, traumatic brain injuries do not discriminate and individuals of all ages and states of health are at risk of suffering a TBI. Annually, approximately 2.5 million people visit hospital emergency departments for TBI-related injuries and an average of 50,000 die from such injuries.

After damage is suffered, can the brain injury process be stopped?

In previous blogs, we've discussed the complex nature of the human brain and the numerous, varied and mysterious ways that an injury to the brain can adversely affect those who are impacted. While much about the human brain's functioning remains unknown, today's scientists are making strides in brain injury research.

Headaches frequently experienced by TBI survivors

Anyone who has ever experienced a mild to severe headache understands just how painful and disruptive they can be. This is especially true of individuals who experience frequent or chronic headaches as well as those who report severe dull or piercing pain. For individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, headaches are a common and sometimes long-term side effect.

Not all brain injuries are alike

While all brain injuries are serious in nature, readers of our blog are likely aware that there are wide variances in the types, severities and resulting long-term implications of brain injuries. The vast majority of these differences relate to the cause of a brain injury and the area(s) of the brain that is readily affected and damaged.

Study reveals troubling trend with regard to bicycle-related injuries

Riding a bicycle is a great way to get exercise, reduce one's carbon footprint and enjoy the great outdoors. However, biking in New York City can also be extremely dangerous as bikers must share the road and contend with motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic. In some cases, the drivers of motor vehicles either fail to see or blatantly disregard bicyclists, thereby putting riders at risk of suffering injury and death.

TBI sufferers often haunted by invisible injuries

While physically painful, with time, injuries like tissue damage and broken bones do heal. The same, however, is not true for an individual who suffers a traumatic brain injury who may continue to experience negative side effects for weeks, months or years. That's because damage suffered to the brain is permanent and while some side effects of an injury may improve or dissipate over time, others may never go away. For individuals and their loved ones, coping with the many and often significant resulting changes to one's personal and professional life can be extremely challenging.

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