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Research Shows Head Injuries can Impair Sleep

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A new research study shows, people that have suffered mild head injuries are more likely to have problems sleeping and getting a good nights rest.

The study found 40 to 65 percent of patients with a mild brain injury complained of insomnia. The lack of sleep can increase other symptoms of the head injury such as headaches, cognitive skills and emotional problems.

Researches say, a head injury can disrupt a person’s ability to move into the different stages of sleep cycles. This problem cannot be cured with the help of a sleeping pill.

Researchers of the University of California, San Diego, led the study. The study was published in Neurology, April 3, 2007.