Hahah.. okay okay, here it is for real though.
- The Cracked article says it very confidently that people should sleep after concussions. They tend to make fun of the origin of this myth, talking about how it probably started with drunk people not able to differentiate between the brain injury and other black-out drunks.
- First, I would like to point out a quote from this academic article I am using. “Rest is very important after a concussion because it helps the brain to heal.” This article also discusses when symptoms show as well.
- The academic article is telling us a lot of information about and determining the different kinds of concussions (from mild to serious). It also is explaining the symptoms involved with each, the difference in child concussions and adult injuries, and what requires immediate attention and what can be “slept off.”
- JAMA Patient Page: Concussion(American Medical Association) – PDF.
- it is explaining and backing up the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Many of these sites are saying the same things about these areas of concussions. I am curious as to where the myth started more so now, because these sites are making it obvious that rest is key for a concussion. I mean, given the type of concussion. Obviously if there are massive serious symptoms like the pages discuss then seek medical help first but if you are just having a mild concussion at home that is treatable without medical help, then sleep.
- The article was arguing the seriousness of a concussion no matter how small or how intense. Especially emphasizing on the effects any concussion can have on an individual.
- Now, since every concussion is different to each individual, they give TIPS on how to treat a concussion to certain age groups. They acknowledge the differences between concussions: age, cause, symptoms, variation of time period for healing. They do determine that sleep and rest is quite the remedy for this traumatic brain injury. Sure it seems simple, but maybe that is just it. I mean it was a TRAUMATIC injury, maybe the opposite will help: the simplicity of sleeping.
- It covered what doctors are using to treat concussions, so this could help compare what treatments work the best with which kind of concussions.
- This is about how athletic trainers assess concussions in their players, also another good way to compare different treatments, and what works for each type of concussion.
- This relates to the argument because it focuses on the effects of rest and treatment following sport-related concussion: a systematic review of the literature. Giving acknowledgement to the initial period of rest a person may or should take after a concussion.
- Giving inside on what is the simplest may help determine how to treat the concussion, like maybe the simple concept of sleep is within this article. “It notes that competent monitoring and guidance on the patient are vital in the treatment.”
- The abstract said it best: “In the article the authors reflect on the use of cognitive rest during postconcussion treatment in athletes. Research suggests that neurcognitive deficits are associated with concussions and symptom exacerbation has been known to follow cognitive activity. Cognitive rest requires patients to refrain from mental exertion, which includes activities such as watching television, playing video games and text messaging.”
- “The key issue is the need for individualized assessment, management, and monitoring of cognitive exertion tolerance over time.”
- Mainly focusing on the definition and diagnosis of the concussion. This article could be good because it gives me the peer reviewed journal as I have mentioned, plus the three articles they are comparing. This is good, it is up to date, and new research.
- how the rest period after a concussion can be beneficial but there is other treatment to consider and also rest may not always be the best in some cases.
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