Summary #1446

Lack of sleep, stress can lead to symptoms resembling concussion
  • Up to 27% healthy college athletes with no history of concussion reported post-concussion syndrome symptoms in a study of 31,000 student athletes.
  • Lack of sleep, mental health problems and stress were the most important related factors.
  • Study authors were shocked, but one explanation for this is that the definition of post-concussion syndrome is too broad.
  • This might be a call for a more specific definition, as well as better mental health care for young athletes.


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