Should kids be kept awake after a possible concussion? Or is it OK for them to sleep?
Any child who might have a concussion should be checked out by their doctor or at the emergency room (ER). 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.
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.Back to Articles
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