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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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Is It OK for Kids to Sleep After a Possible Concussion?

Is It OK for Kids to Sleep After a Possible Concussion?

Should kids be kept awake after a possible concussion? Or is it OK for them to sleep?
- Erin

It's OK to allow a child to fall asleep after a possible concussion. In fact, especially for young kids, it can be difficult to keep them awake if they need to be taken to the doctor or emergency room (ER).

After any hit to the head, though, a child who falls asleep and can't be wakened needs emergency medical attention. Get help right away if that happens.

Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: March 2015