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Is it okay to let someone sleep if he has a concussion?

It's a common misconception that you cannot let someone sleep after suffering a concussion. It is okay to let the person sleep as long as you are checking in on him or her about once an hour.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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