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As Sleep Improves, So Does An Injured Brain

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery. A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The association between sleep and brain injury is probably due to the level of neuro-inflammation that can distort neuotransmitter signaling. Once the inflammation is reduced in the brain, any part of brain function ranging from cognitive thought, emotional control, and sleep patterns will improve.

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