Recovery from brain injury and better sleep go hand in hand

On December 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel. The study is published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These…

Enhancing sleep after brain injury reduces brain damage and cognitive decline in rats

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Enhancing sleep after a head injury may help prevent some damage to brain cells, according to a study in rats published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers at University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland found that enhancing the slow-wave cycle of sleep after head trauma minimized damage to axons –…