June 16: Brain Injury and Sleep

Dr. Michael Neeb, Regional Director of Mercy Health Sleep Services, will discuss brain function and sleep, the impact of brain injury on sleep mechanisms, symptoms of associated sleep disorders, and treatments for disturbed sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Sleep disturbance is typical during recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Insomnia, fatigue and sleepiness are the most frequent post-TBI sleep complaints with narcolepsy (with or without cataplexy), sleep apnea (obstructive and/or central), periodic limb movement disorder, and parasomnias occurring less commonly.  Yet, proper rest is critical to healing the brain.

The Center will open at 9:30 AM. Dr. Neeb's presentation is scheduled from 10 AM to 11 AM.  The event is free and open to the public.