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Insomnia in the context of traumatic brain injury

Jamie M. Zeitzer, PhD

Large numbers of active-duty soldiers and veterans have experienced an injury to the brain known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Doctors have found that insomnia or trouble sleeping often accompany TBI and that sleep problems often worsen many of the mental (e.g., depression) and physical (e.g., pain) problems that accompany TBI. Poor sleep can also slow brain healing and TBI recovery. This article examines the treatment of sleep problems connected with TBI.

Volume 46 Number 6, 2009
   Pages 827 — 836

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