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Verywell Mind Quotes Dr. Williams: Lack of Sleep May Lead to Concussion Symptoms, Study Suggests


Key Takeaways

  • A study on more than 30,000 student athletes and cadets found that those who lacked sleep had symptoms similar to a concussion.
  • People who had mental health conditions or high levels of stress also had symptoms that fit the criteria for post-concussion syndrome, even though they didn’t have a recent head injury.
  • The findings underscore the importance of quality sleep and may also influence how doctors evaluate concussions.

Dark circles under your eyes aren’t the only thing that can come from a bad night’s rest. New research shows that a lack of sleep might actually lead to symptoms that resemble a concussion.

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