Should you Wake your Child every 20 minutes after a concussion?

Myth: Wake a concussed child every 20 minutes post concussion.

Fact: There was a time when it was considered life threatening to let someone fall asleep after suffering from a concussion. But current research shows that sleep is actually the best thing following a concussion. Physical and mental rest is crucial for recovery and although you don’t need to wake someone after head trauma every 20 minutes, they should not be left alone the first night and should be seen by a health care professional the next day.

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