Sleep disturbances in athletic concussion

Brain Inj. 2015;29(2):221-7. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2014.983978.


Background: Sleep disturbances are a common symptom following concussions to include athletic concussion.

Review: This review applies literature on sleep following traumatic brain injury and concussion to sport concussions and places these considerations in the context of sleep and athletic performance. It also includes a description of sleep abnormalities in sleep duration, quality and timing as well as recommended treatment approaches. Finally, it includes a brief discussion of emerging paradigms of sleep and concussion recovery.

Keywords: Concussion; sleep disturbance; sport.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / complications*
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Brain Concussion / complications*
  • Brain Concussion / physiopathology
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Quality of Life
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / diagnosis
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / etiology*
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / physiopathology