Is It OK for Kids to Sleep After a Possible Concussion?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts have to say.concussion, sleep, coma, keep someone awake after a concussion, what if my child falls asleep after a concussion03/04/201511/27/201911/27/2019Larissa Hirsch, MD08/12/2019a123c73b-3a00-4a45-aff3-5b2771cfed44https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sleep-concussion.html/<p><em>Should kids be kept awake after a possible concussion? Or is it OK for them to sleep?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Erin</em></p> <p>Any child who might have a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/concussions.html/">concussion</a> should be checked out by their doctor or at the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/emergency-room.html/">emergency room (ER)</a>. But it's OK to allow the child to fall asleep. In fact, especially for young kids, it can be hard to keep them awake.</p> <p>After any hit to the head, though, a child who falls asleep and can't be wakened needs emergency medical care. Get help right away if that happens.</p>
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