Athletes with the least shuteye had lower baseline scores.
Getting too little sleep the night before undergoing baseline concussion testing can skew results, a new study finds.
Baseline concussion testing depicts an athlete’s basic mental abilities, such as reaction time, working memory and attention span. Athletes who suffer a concussion retake the test, and if there is a large decrease in the score, they are typically banned from play until their score improves.
The study included more than 3,600 high school- and college-aged ...Continue Reading →