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Should I wake my child during the night if he has had a concussion?

You don't always have to do that. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association recommends that individuals who have sustained a concussion should only be awoken during the night if they lost consciousness after sustaining the injury, or if they continue having lagging symptoms of the concussion at bedtime, such as amnesia, dizziness, sick feeling, or an unusual movement of the eyes.

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

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