Sleep Disturbances Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Sleep Disturbances Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are known to result in the need for significant medical treatment and rehabilitation that could be short-term, long-term, or indefinitely, depending on the severity of the injuries. The physical consequences of a TBI could be mild, or severe with serious symptoms, such as the inability to eat, drink, talk, or walk on one's own. In addition to the physical consequences of a TBI, there could also be emotional consequences, such as a change in behavior, mood swings, and the development of mental health-related disorders, among others.
Additional Health Issues Due to TBIs
Additional health problems that are documented in a significant number of TBI victims are sleep disturbances, one of which is insomnia. Many people may assume that the more severe the TBI, then the more debilitating the consequences of the injury are. However, when it comes to sleep-related disturbances, such as insomnia or chronic fatigue during the day, among other conditions, the severity of the TBI does not always mean that the sleep-related problems are going to be worse.
For example, a person who suffers a mild to moderate concussion may have significant sleep-related disturbances while another individual who suffers a severe concussion may not have any sleep-related disturbances or conditions at all. It is difficult to determine the different types of problems that may be associated with a TBI and which types of TBIs may be linked to sleep-related problems such as insomnia.
Sleep-related Disturbances Can Affect Your Quality of Life
Having a sleep-related problem may not seem like that big of a deal to some people, but this can have a significant impact on a person’s life every single day. After all, if you cannot sleep at night and you must be up all day for work, then you are not receiving the necessary hours of sleep to function at your full capacity. Likewise, if you have chronic fatigue during the day or easily fall asleep during the day following a traumatic brain injury, then you may not be able to work, and this could affect your ability to earn a living. As such, suffering sleep-related disturbances can be much more significant than the words alone look and sound.
If a person has suffered a TBI from being involved in an accident caused by another person, and the injured individual subsequently develops a sleep-related disturbance or condition, then that condition may related to the TBI.
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