Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
People who have suffered traumatic brain injury had slower reaction times and more false starts after disrupted sleep than well-rested controls, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation

People who have suffered traumatic brain injury had slower reaction times and more false starts after disrupted sleep than well-rested controls, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

People who have suffered traumatic brain injury had slower reaction times and more false starts after disrupted sleep than well-rested controls, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

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